‘Ev­ery ac­tor in a film gets due im­por­tance’

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - LIFESTYLE -

Na­tional Award-win­ning ac­tor Pankaj Tri­pathi be­lieves that artists are judged by their per­for­mance and not the role they are por­tray­ing on screen.

“In to­day’s time, it does not mat­ter whether an ac­tor is in a sup­port­ing role or in the lead role. What mat­ters is the per­for­mance,” says the ac­tor.

“Ear­lier, films used to re­volve around main leads, but now it has changed. Ev­ery ac­tor in the film gets due im­por­tance and cred­its. The role of a sup­port­ing ac­tor is as im­por­tant as the lead role,” ex­plains Pankaj.

The ac­tor, who is cur­rently rid­ing high on the suc­cess of his lat­est en­ter­tainer Stree, a hor­ror com­edy, says that he found his char­ac­ter in the film quite chal­leng­ing. “Mak­ing peo­ple laugh and cre­at­ing fear among them si­mul­ta­ne­ously was tough. But Amar Kaushik (di­rec­tor) and sev­eral tech­ni­cians helped in bal­anc­ing both the emo­tions,” he adds.

He also feels that to be­come a good co­me­dian, one should be an in­formed cit­i­zen. “It is im­por­tant for a co­me­dian to stay con­nected to news. I ob­serve the so­ci­ety, then I try to im­pro­vise my acts by in­clud­ing real life ex­am­ples,” says the Masaan (2015) ac­tor.


Pankaj Tri­pathi won a Na­tional Award for his role in New­ton (2017)

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