‘Angrezi Medium’: Deepak Dobriyal opens up on suffering from industry politics
One of the most talented actors in B-town, Deepak Dobriyal is currently gearing up for the release of ‘Angrezi Medium’ and he will be seen sharing the screen space Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the Homi Adajania’s film. While speaking to media recently, the actor spilled the beans on the internal politics of the industry and he revealed how few directors have sidelined him for rejecting their scripts, which were not proper according to him.
During the recent group media conversation, Deepak Dobriyal was quizzed on the importance of having good connections in the industry, to which he said, “For the last 10 years, whichever film I have done, the directors or the filmmakers have approached me with their scripts. I was a part of several camps in the industry and later stepped out of all. I was a part of Vishal Bhardwaj’s camp, I was in Rakeysh Mehra’s camp, Anurag Kashyap and Ram Gopal Verma. I would do everything to fit into these groups, but later I decided to just stick to good scripts. I’m now committed to scripts only. Agar aap kachra scripts laoge toh, me nahi karunga.”
Further, he stated that turning down the projects of big filmmakers has affected his works and relations and few even stopped asking him to do a film. He also mentioned the names of the filmmakers, who have respected his previous decision of letting down the projects. He said, “Kuch aise bhi bade filmmakers the, jinhone meri na ki respect ki jaise ki Nikhil Advani, Rakeysh Mehra, Dinesh Vijan.”
While talking about the internal politics in the industry, he stated that it’s a part of the industry and he has learned to deal with it. Deepak said that if an actor is putting his soul and heart into the characters, then one doesn’t need to do feel like getting any favor from the filmmakers.
The actor was further quizzed if he ever suggested any filmmaker or a director to make the required changes in the script. Deepak opened up saying, “Yes, I share my opinion and 80 percent of people take my opinion seriously and few don’t at times. And sometimes, I don’t show much interference at the writing level.”
“I’ll tell you why there are not good scripts, because there are scripts of stories which have been already told and also the characters graphs don’t have that impact. Also, the writers had always dealt with the pressure of glorifying the lead characters. Nowadays, the character actors such as me, Sanjay (Mishra), Tripathi ( Pankaj), and few others have started exploring much in the films and that’s because the writers started coming up with good scripts for us,” he added.
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