We of­ten take up work to please oth­ers: Ali Fazal

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Al­though he is very strict about the kind of roles he takes up, ac­tor Ali Fazal (above) says that like all ac­tors, he, too, has taken up work in the past which he did not be­lieve in. The 29-yearold adds that as ac­tors, they need to come to terms with re­jec­tions be­ing a part and par­cel of their ca­reers.

“I think we face the max­i­mum re­jec­tions. As ac­tors, we all go through that phase of tak­ing up the kind of work you don’t want to do, but take it up only to please oth­ers,” he says.

Ali, who has been seen in films such as Fukrey (2013) and Bobby Ja­soos (2014), says that he has al­ways con­sciously tried to pick up newer char­ac­ters to play. “Noth­ing hap­pens nat­u­rally, it is just that I use my brains and se­lect some­thing new to play ev­ery time,” he says.

The ac­tor, who has re­cently shot for a web se­ries, says that the on­line medium is really pick­ing up, but can­not re­place TV or films.

“It’s com­ing up in a big way and is an explosion ready to hap­pen. But I feel that TV still would be the go-to place for peo­ple. And TV or on­line can­not re­place cel­lu­loid,” he says.

Talk­ing about the web se­ries, Ali says that the fact that it was shot like a film is what got him on board. “We fin­ished shoot­ing it in 12 days and it will be shown in five parts,” he says.

All ac­tors go through that phase of tak­ing up work which they don’t want to do

Ali Fazal, ac­tor

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