‘I’LL NEVER LET ACT­ING TAKE A BACK­SEAT’

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Ac­tor Nan­dish Sandhu (right) has lately ex­pressed his de­sire to take up new hob­bies, learn dance on a pro­fes­sional level and even an­chor a show if given a chance, but he says that act­ing will be his first love for­ever.

“I have been act­ing for a re­ally long time and it will never take a back­seat for me. I’ll have to take time out to do ev­ery­thing else. I un­der­stand how Bom­bay is, I keep on work­ing... and there is no time to pur­sue my hob­bies,” says Nan­dish, and adds, “Learn­ing var­i­ous things com­pletes you as a pack­age, and I want to do that.”

The ac­tor rose to fame af­ter work­ing in daily show Ut­taran as pro­tag­o­nist Veer Singh Bun­dela, but did not take up any prom­i­nent show af­ter that. Ex­plain­ing the rea­sons be­hind this, he says, “I did two shows af­ter that. But un­for­tu­nately, they didn’t do well. Ut­taran was a just in a dif­fer­ent league al­to­gether. Our in­dus­try is re­ally very un­pre­dictable. Even if a show is do­ing well, it can be dis­con­tin­ued. May be it’s all luck. Some­times it works, other times it doesn’t.”

The tele­vi­sion in­dus­try is known for be­ing com­pet­i­tive, with the game of TRPs very high but this does not get to Nan­dish. “There are peo­ple who start com­par­ing you with other ac­tors and shows, but what they do not get is that a show is made up of many fac­tors, that its suc­cess doesn’t de­pend on one per­son alone,” says Nan­dish.

“I don’t let it get to me. I un­der­stand that it’s a tough in­dus­try to work in, and I don’t let the pres­sure bog me down,” he adds.

Learn­ing var­i­ous things com­plete you as a pack­age, and I want to do that. But act­ing will never take a beack­seat Nan­dish Sandhu,

TV ac­tor

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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