Sul­tan Changed The Way Peo­ple Looked At Me As An Ac­tor ” --Amit Sadh

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Af­ter hav­ing earned ac­co­lades for his im­pres­sive per­for­mance in ‘KaiPoChe’, Amit SAdh man­aged to do a spree of films that failed to cater to the au­di­ence, some­thing the ta­lented ac­tor wouldn’t have re­ally de­sired. While this may have de­railed any other ac­tor try­ing to make his mark in Bol­ly­wood, Amit, the de­ter­mined per­son he is, con­tin­ued to nur­ture his craft and it is that hard work that paid off for him in big ban­ner films like Sul­tan and Sarkar3 and made him re­cep­tive to the much de­served love from the au­di­ence and crit­ics. And now, the man is all set to make a fresh mark with his up­com­ing film Gold with Khi­ladi Ku­mar aka Ak­shay Ku­mar. In an ex­clu­sive con­ver­sa­tion with Sub­ho­jit Ghosh, Amit talks about his life, peo­ple, films, fu­ture plans and a lot more.

You are that one ac­tor who has worked in all the three plat­forms, be it films, tv or dig­i­tal. How has it been work­ing in all the three plat­forms and how are they dif­fer­ent from each other? They are like three twin sis­ters. They might have dif­fer­ent hair but they look the same. They are all per­for­mance ori­ented and they cater to a spe­cific au­di­ence. So as an ac­tor, I would per­form in any medium where there is an au­di­ence. In fact, I would want to per­form on stage too as that too has an au­di­ence. So yeah, they are all sim­i­lar yet dif­fer­ent in this way. So, do you have any plans to ven­ture into the world of tele­vi­sion again? See, it’s not a hill. Like I am a moun­taineer. So it’s like if I plan to climb Ever­est, I de­cide, plan and then act. But this is cre­ativ­ity. It’s not like you open a box and just walk in. I just fin­ished Breathe which was on Ama­zon. My film ‘ Gold’ with Ak­shay Ku­mar is com­ing. I am also se­cretly work­ing on some­thing, the de­tails of which I would not like to re­veal as of now. So it’s not planned ever. Es­pe­cially when you have a big film like ‘ Gold’ com­ing so you do feel like Aur filmein milne waali hai! Ha­haha! You have had a re­mark­able jour­ney in the in­dus­try so far hav­ing worked with the high ranks of the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. With what per­cep­tion, you would like to look back at it to­day? First of all, thank you so much for say­ing this and fol­low­ing my jour­ney. But to be hon­est, I have a phi­los­o­phy in life - ‘Delete Yes­ter­day.’ So when I delete yes­ter­day, I also delete the good and I also delete the bad be­cause if you don’t delete the good, it

makes you feel all cloudy and if you don’t delete the bad, it makes you sad. Funda sim­ple hai bhai! So no point dwelling into the past be it good or bad and by fol­low­ing this, I have some­how mas­tered the art of delet­ing yes­ter­day. I have a lot of grat­i­tude for a lot of peo­ple. The peo­ple who let me work, the peo­ple who give me work and it goes on. So the only thing I take from the past is grat­i­tude. I am grate­ful to my pro­duc­ers, di­rec­tors and au­di­ence for ac­cept­ing me and I look for­ward to only get bet­ter and de­liver bet­ter with time and more per­for­mances.

You have had the op­por­tu­nity to work with two of the big­gest ac­tors of the Film In­dus­try, Amitabh Bachchan and Sal­man Khan. How was it work­ing with them and how dif­fer­ent are they from each other es­pe­cialy on the sets?

Well I feel for­tu­nate and lucky to have the op­por­tu­nity to work with Bachchan sir in Sarkar 3 and play the role of his grand­son. It was such a lovely role. I mean there is noth­ing new I can tell you or any­one about Mr Bachchan. I could not have asked for bet­ter. There is so much to learn from him al­ways be it on the sets or off the sets. When it’s Mr Bachchan, you just al­ways need to have your eyes and ears wide open to grab ev­ery op­por­tu­nity of learn­ing. When it comes to Sal­man Khan, I can talk to you so much that you will need to have two vol­umes of Star­dust just for this. Ha­haha! I re­spect him, love him and look upto him. He seems very re­laxed and chilled out on sets but he is ac­tu­ally the most in­ter­ested and se­ri­ous per­son. What an amaz­ing per­son­al­ity. He has an aura of his own. I feel Sul­tan did a lot of good in my life. It changed the way peo­ple started look­ing at me as an ac­tor. I mean it could not have been big­ger. A Sal­man Khan movie and a YRF ban­ner, you just need to grab it with both hands and work real hard to do jus­tice to the mag­ni­tude of the film. Luck plays a big role and I worked very hard. So prob­a­bly the cul­mi­na­tion of it clicked for me. I thank God for this.

How was your ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing with Ak­shay Ku­mar in Gold ?

‘ Gold’ has been a very tough film for me. I had to learn hockey from scratch and a lot of train­ing is in­volved for the film. Ak­shay sir is amaz­ing. He has an amaz­ing level of en­ergy. He knows his craft, he is at the top of his game. He knows the film and it has been an hon­our to work with him. He is re­ally mo­ti­vat­ing and he is so hu­mourous and has a great comic tim­ing. In fact on the last day of the shoot, we were play­ing ‘ludo’ and it was great fun.

Your fu­ture plans?

As of now, just think­ing of ‘ Gold’. Hope­fully things will un­fold in the right fash­ion and I carry on from there. Fin­gers crossed bhai. Ha­haha!

I have some­how mas­tered the art of delet­ing yes­ter­day.”

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