Even af­ter 200 films, I take time to get over my char­ac­ters: Ashish

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Ac­tor Ashish Vidhyarthi (right) — who made his Bol­ly­wood de­but two decades back — says he has a hard time get­ting out of the psy­che of his char­ac­ters, once the shoot­ing wraps up.

“I’ve been part of 200 films, but when I play a char­ac­ter, I get im­mersed in it. And it’s tough for me to come out of it, even af­ter the shoot­ing wraps. You get into a dif­fer­ent zone and grad­u­ally, you be­come nor­mal,” says the ac­tor, who has done films such as Drohkaal (1994), Ma­jor Saab (1998) and LOC: Kargil (2003). He will now fea­ture in the sec­ond sea­son of ac­tor Anil Kapoor’s pop­u­lar TV se­ries.

Vidhyarthi loves his job and doesn’t worry about the re­sponse of the au­di­ence. “As ac­tors, we do our job. Ob­vi­ously, once you are part of a project, you want it to be loved by the au­di­ence. But that’s not why we do them. We take up projects that we be­lieve in. There are times you come on board be­cause it makes you push the en­ve­lope,” he says.

About roles he wants to take up, the ac­tor says, “I have worked across par­al­lel in­dus­tries. I look for parts, not projects. Noth­ing is off the ta­ble for me. I love to be ex­cited about my work and that’s what makes me take up dif­fer­ent roles.”

I have worked across par­al­lel in­dus­tries. I look for parts, not projects. Noth­ing is off the ta­ble for me. I love to be ex­cited about my work ASHISH VIDHYARTHI, AC­TOR

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