You must fol­low your in­stinct: Vikkas

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Shreya Mukher­jee

Tele­vi­sion ac­tor, Vikkas Manak­tala (right) is still re­mem­bered as Huda from his de­but fic­tion, Left Right Left (2006). He feels good about it and cred­its the show for mak­ing him what he is to­day. Vikkas also con­sid­ers him­self lucky to have started his jour­ney on the tube with such an in­ter­est­ing con­cept.

“As an ac­tor, it feels won­der­ful that peo­ple still recog­nise me as Huda,” smiles Vikkas, adding, “This means that I had been able to pull off the char­ac­ter well and left a mark on the au­di­ence’s mind. The fact that the show still con­tin­ues to be so pop­u­lar makes me proud of it.”

How­ever, af­ter Left Right Left, Vikkas took a sab­bat­i­cal from the small screen be­fore com­ing back with Main Naa Bhool­ungi in 2013. Ask him about th­ese fre­quent breaks, the ac­tor says this is his way to avoid get­ting stereo­typed. “Af­ter Left Right Left, peo­ple started of­fer­ing me char­ac­ters sim­i­lar to Huda. Same hap­pened af­ter Main Naa Bhool­ungi. I can’t re­peat my roles. I don’t want to get type­cast. As an ac­tor, I want to con­tinue ex­plor­ing dif­fer­ent chal­leng­ing char­ac­ters,” he says.

Mean­while, the ac­tor is also prep­ping up for a dance re­al­ity show. Like his con­tem­po­raries, Vikkas also wants to try his luck in Bol­ly­wood. “I’ve been get­ting of­fers. But none of them have been ex­cit­ing enough. I be­lieve, you must fol­low your in­stinct and do the kind of work that you want to.”

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