Pratik Gandhi’s efficiency in the critically-acclaimed collection “Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story” made him an in a single day star, however the actor says he isn’t letting the newfound fame dictate his choices as an artiste. The actor, who has been working extensively in the Gujarati movie and theatre circuit for greater than 10 years, stated submit the success of the Hansal Mehta-directed present he was flooded by solutions from well-intentioned folks.
“Initially, when ‘Scam’ was launched and it immediately turned big, I did really feel the pressure. Everyone saved telling me that my subsequent transfer will determine my profession, that I had to decide on correctly and be double positive of what I do subsequent.
“But when I thought about it, I realised there’s no formula to this. I reached this stage following my gut and it’s the only way I have to go forward. I kept converting the pressure into excitement for new projects,” Gandhi informed PTI in an interview.
The 41-year-old actor stated his largest studying in the previous one 12 months has been that one must have stability of endurance and laborious work to make a mark in the leisure business.
“You’ll be given only one opportunity. But you’ll have to prepare yourself for years for that opportunity, even before it knocks on your door,” he added.
Gandhi’s convincing act as the controversial stockbroker Harshad Mehta in the SonyLIV collection has resulted in numerous provides for movie and collection.
Earlier this 12 months, he was seen in the Gujarati drama collection “Vitthal Teedi”. His upcoming Bollywood movies embody Taapsee Pannu-starrer “Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan?” and romantic comedy “Atithi Bhoota Bhava”.
He was additionally filming Tigmanshu Dhulia’s untitled net collection, co-starring Richa Chadha, earlier than the second wave of COVID-19 halted the shoot earlier this 12 months.
For the Surat-born actor, this line-up is a testomony to the belief of the filmmakers in his appearing potential. Gandhi stated there are makers who’re writing roles particularly for him, which is a dream come true.
“There is quite a bit of excitement round me. Everyday there are new issues coming to me. What modified after ‘Scam’ on an even bigger stage was the means the viewers and the makers began taking a look at me as an actor.
“There are interesting offers coming my way. There are people approaching me with roles written for me. I was waiting for this for 16 long years.”
Gandhi, nevertheless, can also be conscious that filmmakers will likely be usually tempted to forged him in the roles that the viewers has beloved him in earlier than.
“It’s necessary for me now greater than ever to not get caught. To hold reinventing myself. Once one thing will get seen and folks love you, most of the makers need to put you in the identical bracket, feeling that is what the viewers would need from an actor.
“But as an artiste, I don’t want to be in that space. I want to be in a space where, if I appear on the stage or the screen, the audience should not know what I’m going to do,” he stated.
The actor is presently featured on one of the episodes of the on-line superstar cooking present “Gobble – You Got Chef’d” season three. In the episode, the actor will attempt his hand at cooking.
“I had by no means completed something like this, which is why I used to be extraordinarily excited. I do not prepare dinner in any respect. This was my first expertise assembly a chef like Ranveer Brar and attending to know from him what it’s that will get you in the kitchen so comfortably.
“I would always start feeling nervous, every time I entered the kitchen, that I’ll mess up for sure. That feeling never let me cook. But the chef made me understand that it isn’t that difficult. It’s all about how you approach it.”
The look on the present is in keeping with Gandhi’s plans to maintain “surprising” his viewers. The actor stated if the viewers continues to be engaged along with his work, meaning he’s “constantly evolving”.
“Audience should expect different characters, a lot of new storytelling that I am going to be a part of in the coming years. All my roles are remarkably different from each other. I’ll be able to show different ranges with my work, the attempt is that,” he added.