Indian film and television actor Sharad Kelkar says that struggles make an actor value his success more, this was also his case. Kelkar has come a long way not only in his acting career, but also as a broadcaster, something he accomplished after overcoming the challenge of stuttering, he says.
Kelkar, who became a household name with the soap opera ‘Saat Phere,’ speaks to IANSlife in an exclusive chat. Read on to find out everything he said next.
Speaking of his journey in the film industry, Sharad Kelkar said: “I would complete ten years in the film industry, although I started my film career in 2004 when I made a film in Marathi. But going from this to that, it happened in 2012 with ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’. It has been a great trip, I have made good friends. The public has accepted me as an actor. It is a great achievement. Any actor strives to be accepted and appreciated for his worth. The credit goes to the viewers who like my work and also for luck. I believe in luck. “
In shedding light on their initial struggles, Sharad Kelkar said: “Everyone has faced struggles. My initial days were full of struggles, not getting a job, ‘paise nahi hai’ (no money), staying with more than 12-13 people in a house. All that has been done, but anyone values their success more when they have fought for it. For me, I think the fight was very important. The other challenge was stuttering, and I somehow managed to work on that. I’m still trying to do my best and learn without limitations. “
He continued: “My career as an announcer is complicated, since I can’t give him the concentration he deserves; I am more focused on my acting career. If you travel in an airplane with a mask and call your friends, people recognize you with your voice. It’s a great feeling when your voice doesn’t need a face. I’m not doing too many voiceovers, but I would love to. “
Speaking of his recent film Bhuj: The Pride of India, Sharad Kelkar said: “I am quite overwhelmed with the response that people are giving it. I have tried for so many years to play different kinds of roles, and now people recognize me. It’s a wonderful feeling. “
He added: “’Bhuj’ was a great experience because being part of such a great war movie is fantastic. When the movie was announced, I think Rana Daggubati was going to rehearse the role, but maybe it wasn’t doing well. Then my name was suggested. It’s my first patriotic war movie and I really enjoyed it. “
Speaking of his future plans, Sharad Kelkar said: “I live in the present, so there is no future plan. Regardless of what you plan, it somehow spoils. In early 2020, he was supposed to make some movies, which would be released in late 2020. Who would have thought? There is no point in planning ahead. It is better to live in the present and enjoy what you are doing, analyze yourself, work on your mistakes and move on. “
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