If not act­ing, what is Anand upto these days?

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

Ac­tor Anand Ti­wari (left) was lauded for the por­trayal of the char­ac­ter of Ajit Ban­er­jee in Sushant Singh Ra­jput star­rer De­tec­tive By­omkesh Bak­shy! (2015). But after that, he took a break from act­ing for two years, Rea­son? He says, he got busy with his di­rec­to­rial de­but and pro­duc­tion work.

“I wanted to take a small sab­bat­i­cal to con­cen­trate on my di­rec­to­rial de­but. It’s my first film and I didn’t want to com­pro­mise. Also, there were se­ries of other things that I’ve been pro­duc­ing,” says Anand, whose di­rec­to­rial de­but is a ro­man­tic com­edy, co-writ­ten with ac­tor Sumeet Vyas of Per­ma­nent Room­mates fame.

Ask him what sets his film apart, Anand says, “I don’t know, if my film is dif­fer­ent or not but it isn’t a typ­i­cal rom­com. It’s about the is­sue of find­ing a space in Mum­bai. It also deals with the idea that love doesn’t hap­pen at first [sight], rather it hap­pens by chance and makes the re­la­tion­ship com­pli­cated. Love here is an af­ter­thought.”

So, any plans to get back to act­ing soon? The ac­tor says he might take up a few act­ing projects once he is done with his film. He wants to bal­ance be­tween act­ing and di­rec­tion.

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