‘I do think about failing in films’
Actor Gautam Rode’s (above) popularity on television has given him enough security about his stardom. Yet, as he gears up for the release of his Bollywood film Aksar 2, the actor says that thoughts of uncertainty about his future do cross his mind.
About how some established television actors fail to make it big in Bollywood, Gautam says, “Failure in films doesn’t scare me, but the thought is always there. You are leaving a certain kind of work, which you have been doing from some time, for something new and you can’t help but think that ‘what if this doesn’t work?’ ”
He accepts that life as a film actor is completely different from that of a television actor.
“Once you are doing television, you are with that show for at least one year. With films it’s a different ball game. There, you play a character for two or three months, depending on the schedule and then you move on. If it works, you take it forward in the line of action otherwise you continue doing whatever you are doing already,” he says.
Having done successful shows such as Saraswartichandra, Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasya, Ek Kahani and Suryaputra Karn, the actor is now keen on playing a central character in shows. “Doing male-dominated shows was never a planned thought. It’s not just male-oriented shows that I want to do, but may be a love story,” he says.