AC­TORS’ SHELF LIFE ON TV HAS SHRUNK

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Ac­tor Gau­rav Cho­praa (right), who has been part of the tele­vi­sion in­dus­try for a decade, says that the shelf life of TV ac­tors has now de­creased. How­ever, the 36-yearold says that al­though many new­com­ers have found a break, the fact that his work still gets ap­pre­ci­ated is an hon­our for him.

“The shelf life of TV ac­tors has shrunk. We en­tered the in­dus­try in our late twen­ties, but many ac­tors who are now work­ing in se­ri­als are just 18 to 20 years old. But my jour­ney doesn’t feel so long. There are reg­u­lar ups and downs, but this con­stant praise and sat­is­fac­tion that comes my way... that’s heart­en­ing,” he says.

While his ca­reer has had its share of highs and lows, Gau­rav says he al­ways felt very se­cure as an ac­tor.

“It makes you feel that what­ever you did, there was sup­port and ac­cep­tance, and that makes you feel very safe about your­self. It also makes you feel loved. Of course, I am blessed and lucky and I can only thank the almighty and the au­di­ence for that,” he says.

He says 2015 has been great for him on the ca­reer front. “This year has been re­ward­ing. I got the TV Style Icon award and then I got TV Per­son­al­ity of the Year award and then re­cently it was Iconic TV Per­son­al­ity of the Year Award. It’s been a decade and it feels like the end of a chap­ter and the be­gin­ning of a new jour­ney,” says the ac­tor, who has fea­tured in shows such as Uttaran, Piya Ka Ghar and Ghar Ki Lak­shmi Betiyann.

We joined TV in our late twen­ties, but many who are now work­ing in se­ri­als are just 18 to 20 years old

Gau­rav Cho­pra, ac­tor

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