Saurabh Sachdeva: I bagged ‘Taish’ not because of ‘Sacred Games’ but because of my character in ‘Manmarziyaan’

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‘Taish’ actor Saurabh Sachdeva has been getting rave reviews for his character. Earlier, Saurabh was sceptical to star in the film because of the big cast. But producer-director Bejoy Nambiar allowed him to do whatever he wanted to do with his character and then he got on board. In an interview with us, Saurabh said, “Bijoy was very open that he allowed me to do whatever I want to do with my character. I am happy that people are loving the character and they are writing good about it. Also, the shoot happened in England, so I was excited about it as well.”

Very few of you would know this that Saurabh is also an acting coach and we works in theatres as well. Talking about theatres and working in films, he said, “There is honesty in both the platforms. Theatre is an actors’ medium. If an actor is on stage, one can say cut and the audience has the power to see the characters they want to see. For example, if there are five characters, it is not necessary that they have to see only the lead, they can see anyone. While in front of the camera, the actors and the audience don’t get this freedom. Only directors have the freedom to show what they want to show and audience see what the directors show them. In theatres, I have to think a lot about acting and like my voice and in films, I have to listen to my co-actors and remain internal. Whenever I go on stage, I fear but while facing the camera I don’t have that fear. Whenever the camera is on, I become clear and confident and become relaxed.”

Though Saurabh has worked in a few films, he is more known for his character of Suleiman Isa (Sacred Games). In ‘Taish’, Saurabh is seen in a negative character. When asked if he feels being typecast after ‘Sacred Games’, to which he said, “Main dusron ke experience se nahi jata hoon. Main aapne experiences se kaam karne ki koshish karta hoon. Maine jo pehle character kiya tha woh ek detective ka tha in ‘Maroon’. Phir mujhe ek aisa story mila jo underworld main kaam karte hain (referring to Sacred Games), uske baad immediately mujhe ‘Manmarziyaan’ mili. In teenon mei, main typecast nahin hua. Abhi mujhe jab ‘Taish’ mila, log ye bolenge ki ye bhi negative character hain. Par ye negative character nahi hain. Ye ek aisi family hain jo negative world main rehte hain. Mujhe abhi tak aisa nahi laga ki main typecast hua hoon. Maine chaar films ki aur charon bilkul alag characters hain.”

 

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He added, “People like my character in ‘Sacred Games’ because it has become a famous series. But I bagged the character in ‘Taish’ not because of ‘Sacred Games’ but because of my character in ‘Manmarziyaan’. Bijoy’s wife selected me for ‘Taish’ as she liked me in ‘Manmarziyaan’.”

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