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I pick films based on the character: Akshay Tanksale

Actor Akshay Tanksale prefers roles that help take a story forward and add value to a script

regional movies Updated: Aug 11, 2018 18:27 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Akshay Tanksale,Marathi,Pune
Akshay, an alumnus of The Brihan Maharashtra College Of Commerce, will next be seen in Sachin Darekar’s film, Party.

Akshay Tanksale is candid about his choice of films so far. The YZ (2016) actor shot to fame with his portrayal of Batees (32) in the former, followed by other entertaining characters in films such as Poshter Girl (2016), Deool Band (2015), Baghtos Kay... Mujra Kar! (2017) and Chitthi. Interestingly, the actor doesn’t bother much about a script while selecting a project. Akshay says, “I just check what my character is all about. I like to play a role that adds value to a story. I see if it is pivotal enough and if it takes the story ahead. If these criteria are met then I don’t really check the script or who is making the film.” He adds that the length of the role doesn’t matter as long as he can give something meaningful to the film.

Akshay, an alumnus of The Brihan Maharashtra College Of Commerce, will next be seen in Sachin Darekar’s film, Party. The film based in the ’90s shows the journey of friends. He adds, “I was born in 1988. However, I experienced the ’90s through my brother who is eight years older than me. He would take me for films such as Mohra (1994) and Andaz Apna Apna (1994). I am completely aware of the era and it was easy to adapt to it. It did try and bring in realistic dressing styles, hairstyles and body language.”

The Hostel Days actor adds that his character is Chandrakant Raut in the film. “He is fondly known as Chakrya, and puts his friends above all. We all have that one friend who is a mediator and entertainer. I play that friend,” he says.

This is an interesting year for Akshay as he has few more releases this year including Satarcha Salman, Basta, Gatmat, Aumm and Mulshi Pattern. “I have also been balancing theatre and films and intend to continue doing so. Theatre is where everything began, and of course, Pune and my college played an important role in it,” says Akshay.

First Published: Aug 11, 2018 18:27 IST