ACTORS’ SHELF LIFE ON TV HAS SHRUNK
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