You must follow your instinct: Vikkas
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.”