Apar­shakti is a pa­tient per­son when it comes to screen time

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - CITY ENTERTAINMENT - Rishabh Suri ■ rishabh.suri@htlive.com

Ac­tor Apar­shakti Khurana is on a roll. Af­ter fea­tur­ing in Stree, which has been do­ing very well at the box­of­fice, he’s cur­rently film­ing for Kar­tik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon-star­rer Luka Ch­huppi.

While most ac­tors aim to get big­ger roles with more screen time, Apar­shakti’s ap­proach to­wards work is dif­fer­ent. He says, “See, au­di­ence get af­fected by the amount of time they (ac­tors) are vis­i­ble on­screen, and so do the artists. So far, I’ve been able to be a pa­tient per­son who thinks that screen time shouldn’t be cho­sen over bet­ter char­ac­ters.”

He adds, “[Of­ten] films that give you screen [time] don’t give you an op­por­tu­nity to high­light the char­ac­ter in the way it should be. Unn fil­mon ka nor­mally faayda hota nahi hai,” says Apar­shakti.

How­ever, he doesn’t rule out the fact that someday he may change his stance .

“It will sooner or later hap­pen, but I don’t have to make a con­scious ef­fort to just go for screen space. Al­ready, things have shaped up in a nice, hunky-dory way. I’ve been work­ing with re­ally good in­ten­tions. I’m def­i­nitely choos­ing good char­ac­ters over ev­ery­thing,” he says.

“This is the main rea­son peo­ple like you or friends call and mes­sage say­ing ‘I liked your work’. I get mes­sages from school friends on In­sta­gram and mo­bile. If I get picky, th­ese peo­ple will stop mes­sag­ing me and I don’t want them to. It’s as sim­ple as that,” laughs Apar­shakti.

Films that give you screen [time] don’t give you the op­por­tu­nity to high­light the char­ac­ter in the way it should be. APAR­SHAKTI KHURANA AC­TOR

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