‘An ac­tor needs to be fit’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - ENTERTAINMENT - An­juri Na­yar Singh

Although many may feel that be­ing an ac­tor is a lux­ury, ac­tor Sud­han­shu Pandey, (be­low) chooses to dis­agree. The 41-year-old says that be­ing an ac­tor re­quires you to be in per­fect shape all the time, which can get very chal­leng­ing.

“As an ac­tor you need to be fit all the time. Un­like other peo­ple who can take it easy at times, an ac­tor does not have that lux­ury. You need to look your best all the time. Peo­ple ex­pect that from you,” says Sud­han­shu.

Other than this, Sud­han­shu says that noth­ing’s been tough in his pro­fes­sion. “I’ve never found any of my char­ac­ters chal­leng­ing. The way I ap­proach ev­ery char­ac­ter is very dif­fer­ent. I at­tempt ev­ery char­ac­ter with a cool mind. I feel this helps me per­form bet­ter,” he says.

The ac­tor who never be­lieved in method act­ing, says, “When you try to do too much for your char­ac­ter, it be­comes me­chan­i­cal after a point. I have never re­ally be­lieved in method act­ing. I feel that the max­i­mum prepa­ra­tion which you can do for your roles is work­ing on the phys­i­cal as­pect of your char­ac­ter. It’s im­por­tant to look the part. After that, you just need to go with your in­stinct.”

The ac­tor doesn’t be­lieve in tak­ing up too many projects si­mul­ta­ne­ously. “I can’t con­nect my­self to too many things at the same time. I never take up too many projects to­gether,” he adds.

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