Did not stay away from films on purpose: Darsheel
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.”