Menon feels that he has done a PHD in act­ing

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - FRONT PAGE - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com

Ac­tor Kay Kay Menon, who has been part of the film in­dus­try for more than two decades now, is the lat­est en­trant to foray into the dig­i­tal space. As he gears up for his first web show, Kay Kay says that “sto­ries and not the medium” is im­por­tant for him.

While many artists, who have en­tered the web space have high­lighted the pros and cons of this medium, for Kay Kay, it is only about tak­ing up projects that will help utilise his craft bet­ter. “I have done a lot of projects in the past where I have been mis­used. When I say mis­used, I mean that I could have con­trib­uted in a much bet­ter way than I did,” says Menon, who has sev­eral suc­cess­ful films such as Haider (2014), Baby (2015) and The Ghaazi At­tack (2017) to his credit. “I can de­mand this much [since I have spent] so many years in the film in­dus­try. [It’s like] I have done a PHD in some­thing, then I do not get work, which only re­quires a bach­e­lor’s de­gree. I have done some great films in the past and now I just want to do roles, which jus­tice to my craft,” he adds. The ac­tor says that he doesn’t wish to re­strict him­self. “I am an ac­tor and I will [work] wher­ever there is any­thing good. I al­ways say that I don’t play the char­ac­ter, I play the per­son [on screen],” shares Menon.

While ad­dress­ing the cur­rent is­sue of women open­ing up about fac­ing sex­ual ha­rass­ment, he says, “The prin­ci­ple thing here is to lis­ten to a vic­tim. Acts such as these need to be con­demned, and the first and fore­most thing is that if any­one has the courage to talk about it, then she or he must be heard.”

I am an ac­tor and I will [work] wher­ever there is any­thing good. I al­ways say that I don’t play the char­ac­ter, I play the per­son [on screen]

KAY KAY MENON, AC­TOR

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