Did not stay away from films on pur­pose: Darsheel

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - Lifestyle -

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.”

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Darsheel Sa­fary

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