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We had a typical middle class upbringing: Abhijeet Satam

Actor-director Abhijeet Satam believes his grandfather and father’s teachings helped shape his personal and professional life

tv Updated: Feb 05, 2018 15:41 IST
Anjali Shetty
Actor Abhijeet Satam has made a comeback on television with Shatda Prem Karave
Actor Abhijeet Satam has made a comeback on television with Shatda Prem Karave

An actor, director, software professional and theatre personality, Abhijeet Satam dons many hats. The Haapus (2010) director has now made a comeback on television with Shatda Prem Karave on Star Pravah. Having been part of the industry for a while now, Abhijeet picks characters that are relatable and in the current show he plays Unmesh. He says, “I prefer roles that I personally can connect with. It is all about being convinced as an actor first, only then will the viewers relate to me. The same goes for every medium, be it films, theatre or television. I have to connect with the role emotionally and technically.”

Television takes up a lot of time and demands heavy schedules from actors. So, how does Abhijeet balance his time? He says, “I would like to believe that I am a good manager. And, the credit would definitely go to my father and grandfather as they instilled values of time management, money and discipline in me.” That being said, Abhijeet admits that he loves work that challenges him. “The techie in me finds solutions. The more challenging the job, the more enthusiastic I am about it.”

His father Shivaji Satam is a popular actor and Abhijeet is glad that he shares the same profession as his father. “Despite his work schedules and fame, my dad never let anyone at home be affected by the industry. We had a typical Maharashtrian middle class upbringing. Even today, he encourages me to take independent decisions and guides me if required. Yes, he does take up the role of a father when I make a wrong move,” says Abhijeet with a smile.