WHY DID DARSHEEL STAY AWAY FROM FILMS?
Actor Darsheel Safary, of Taare Zameen Par fame, was last seen on the big screen in the 2012 film Midnight’s Children. Now 20 years old, he says it wasn’t a conscious decision to take a break from films for five years. The former child actor is set to return to the big screen as a lead actor. Asked if he quit films five years ago to focus on studies, Darsheel says, “It wasn’t a conscious decision to stay away from films. We were figuring out. I told dad that I wanted to study in a college and have fun too, so I took a break.”
The fan of global cinema didn’t completely break ties with the medium.“I did short films and wrote some scripts. I still have incomplete scripts. I don’t know when I will complete them,” he says.
“Then I participated in college festivals. That was another high. I did commercial theatre (‘Can I Help You?’) a while ago,” he says. Any plans of going behind the camera? “I haven’t decided. Acting and dancing come naturally to me. So I’ve kept acting on top of my list.”