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Shashank Vyas: TV is my bread and butter, can’t leave it for films

Actor Shashank Vyas talks about why he’s not aiming to leave TV shows for films. He says that while movie roles keep being offered to him, his character has to have the right meaning and right place in the plot.

tv Updated: Aug 28, 2018 17:26 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
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Shashank Vyas, best known for his work on television, was seen in a small role in the film Tees Maar Khan.

As the reach and prestige of television — not to mention actors’ fees — have increased over the years, many small screen stars are happy being in people’s drawing rooms and not on the big screen. Actor Shashank Vyas is one of them. He values his “bread and butter” too much to chase film roles, though offers do come his way.

“Every casting director already has my name, but TV is what I’m focusing on. I get home and come back on a daily basis; it’s like a routine to me. It’s my bread and butter. Therefore, stopping my present work and chasing films... I don’t follow that thing,” says Shashank, who had a small role in Farah Khan’s film Tees Maar Khan (2010).

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If he hasn’t done any movies in these years, that had more to do with an offered role’s place in the story, rather than the length of it. “I got two-three calls and did go [to the auditions]. Small or big, it doesn’t matter, but the story does. Why is the character saying those lines? There has to be meaning behind it. The character should make a difference,” says Shashank.

The actor is currently playing the lead in a fiction show. He’s happy with how his career is shaping up. “Wahaan pyaada banne se achha hai main yahaan ka wazir rahoon (It’s better to get prominent roles in television than small roles in films). Right now, I’m in acceptance mode. Whatever God gives, I’m accepting with both hands. Fresh things will come on their own. I don’t chase people, or work, I just chase my goals,” he signs off.

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First Published: Aug 28, 2018 17:24 IST