Do­ing theatre is a treat for Shar­man Joshi

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@hin­dus­tan­

Be­sides be­ing known for his films, Shar­man Joshi (right) is also known for his stel­lar per­for­mance in his theatre play, Raju Raja Ram Aur Main. And the ac­tor owes all his learn­ings to theatre.

“I be­gan with theatre. I’ve done about 10 years of it, and I got my break in Bol­ly­wood be­cause of my virtue in theatre. I con­tin­ued theatre till the time came when I had to take a 10-year sab­bat­i­cal from it be­cause it had be­come ex­haust­ing and I had to give time to my films as well,” says Joshi, who made his de­but in films with the 1999 film, God­mother.

“Once on stage, you can’t stay away from it for too long. It’s like a treat to the ac­tor in me be­cause it is known an ac­tor’s medium. I keep do­ing shows apart from the films I do and I will never give up theatre,” he adds.

The ac­tor, who has done Bol­ly­wood films such as Gol­maal, Rang De Bas­anti, 3 Id­iots and Fer­rari Ki Sawaari, never felt the need to choose be­tween theatre and films. “Theatre holds my skills and I re­alised that I have be­come sharper as an ac­tor. Theatre for me is what riyaz is for singers and it also keeps me on my feet,” says Joshi. “I have no such thoughts that a film ac­tor should not em­brace the stage. I think it is just con­di­tion­ing of one’s mind that they think like that,” adds the ac­tor, who will soon be seen in an erotic thriller.


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