‘I do think about fail­ing in films’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com

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.

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