Gau­tam Rode happy with the for­mat of fi­nite se­ries

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Yashika Mathur yashika. mathur@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Gone are the days when never-end­ing soap op­eras main­tained high TRPs through­out their life­span. Now, shows with fixed episodes are at­tract­ing all the eye­balls. And tele­vi­sion ac­tor Gau­tam Rode (left) is game for this for­mat.

“The con­cept of fi­nite shows works for me. I am very happy play­ing a char­ac­ter for some­time and then move on to the next char­ac­ter. I don’t want to be there on a show for years and years to come and be­come very com­pla­cent about it,” says Rode, who won a Dadasa­heb Phalke Award in 2014 as best ac­tor for his char­ac­ter in tele­vi­sion show Saraswatichan­dra.

“Till the time you don’t play many char­ac­ters, you don’t im­prove as an ac­tor,” he adds. Hav­ing worked in the in­dus­try for al­most 15 years, the 38-year-old ac­tor is now a pop­u­lar name in the world of tele­vi­sion. “But it comes with its own set of re­spon­si­bil­ity,” says the ac­tor.

“Once you be­come a fa­mil­iar face, things be­comes more dif­fi­cult. On tele­vi­sion we have a very few shows that chal­lenge us as ac­tors, so it be­comes dif­fi­cult for us be­cause now we have to de­liver bet­ter. Oth­er­wise peo­ple start stay­ing that ‘bada show utha lia, kara to kuch nahi’ (He be­came part of a big show but couldn’t do any­thing in it),” says Rode, who will soon be seen play­ing the role of Karn in a mytho­log­i­cal show.

The ac­tor will also be a part of an in­ter­na­tional se­ries but chooses to re­main tight-lipped about it. “It got post­poned for some rea­son.

I don’t want to be there on a show for years and years and be­come very com­pla­cent about it Gau­tam Rode, ac­tor

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