‘If you look hot, you can play a hot dad too’

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Ac­tor Keith Se­queira, who is wrap­ping the last few days of his on­go­ing show, is al­ready sad about the end the fi­nite se­ries.

“It has been a hec­tic last few days. Work­ing on the show was ab­so­lutely fab­u­lous and I feel I have grown as an ac­tor. My char­ac­ter tran­si­tioned from a lover boy to a jilted al­co­holic man and the jour­ney has been beau­ti­ful. It was sup­posed to be a fi­nite se­ries, but it still feels sad to leave a good show,” says Keith, who has va­ca­tion goals on his mind.

Af­ter host­ing nu­mer­ous shows and act­ing in a few TV se­ri­als, Keith, now has no qualms about the kind of roles he takes up.

Is he wor­ried about be­ing stuck with the tag of a dad, the role that he played on this show? Keith replies, “For me, it’s not about play­ing older roles on screen. To­mor­row, af­ter I cut my hair short and lose the beard, I can again play a young lover boy in an­other show. That’s the beauty of act­ing. Gone are the days when peo­ple could la­bel you as a fa­ther or a mother, if you por­trayed such roles. But, it de­pends on how you look in real life. If you look like a fa­ther, peo­ple will give you those roles. But if you look hot, they would want to cast you on the role of a hot lover or even a hot dad (laughs).”

Though the ac­tor is in love with act­ing, he says he en­joys host­ing shows too. “I like host­ing and will never stop it. But act­ing is such a mind game; I love it. When we learnt about our show end­ing all of a sud­den, it ap­peared blurred to me. I was in talks for an­other show, which I didn’t take up as I was do­ing this one. Now, it might work out. I’ll get clar­ity on it soon.”

Keith Se­queira

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