Gautam Rode happy with the format of finite series
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