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Can’t act 60-years-old when I am just 28: Shashank Vyas

Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
Mar 01, 2017 08:52 PM IST

He is walking away from a popular show, Balika Vadhu, which requires him to play an on-screen father to teenage children.

Actor Shashank Vyas’ (left), best known for playing Jagya, in a popular serial set in Rajasthan, is taking a break from the show.

Shashank Vyas as Jagya in a still from Balika Vadhu.
Shashank Vyas as Jagya in a still from Balika Vadhu.


The 28-year-old, who currently plays the father of teenager children in the show, wants to experiment with different genres now, and doesn’t want to be typecast.

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“I don’t want to play an on screen father for a while, and would want to play characters my age. I wanted to experiment and I have experimented with this role. So now, I will try to focus more on roles in which I know I will be comfortable,” says Shashank.



And clearly, playing his own age is a priority for him now. “I am not that kind of actor who can play a 60-year-old man at 28 years of age. I feel that so early on in my career, I should try other roles,” he adds.



Asked what kind of role he is looking for, he says, “After doing this show, I have to be a little choosy about roles that I pick. I cannot pick random work, and have to find something that I can relate to, something that feels real.”

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