A dream debut with Yash Raj movies, critically acclaimed roles alongside the likes of Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh and Rani Mukerjee, Bollywood journey of actor Anant Vidhaat Sharma was going clean earlier than Covid pandemic gripped the nation. The pandemic noticed many movies getting shelved and actors shedding out on large tasks. For Vidhaat too, it was a testing time. But the versatile actor is again with a bang within the newest Netfilx crime thriller Mai.
Also starring Sakshi Tanwar and Vivek Mushran, Mai is getting good response from the viewers and critics too. Vidhaat, who began his Bollywood profession with damaging roles in Mardaani and Gundey, earlier than enjoying a lovable pal in Sultan, is as soon as once more enjoying the dangerous man within the newest collection. “Grey character has many layers and that is why I enjoy doing such roles. Also, after Sultan, my image became that of a bhola bhala guy. And when an actor with such personality plays the character with grey shade, it is surprising for the audience,” mentioned Vidhaat in an unique interview with indianexpress.com.
After the success of Sultan, many anticipated Vidhaat to be flooded with movie provides. However, because the 2015 blockbuster, Vidhaat was solely seen in a cameo in Tiger Zinda Hai moreover an internet collection on MX Player Pati Patni aur Woh alongside Riya Sen. “After Sultan, I was mostly getting roles of hero’s friend. I don’t mind playing the hero’s friend. But the character should have its own identity and should have its own charm. Just playing a friend who drives the hero to his girlfriend’s house is something that I do not want to do. I better engage myself doing theater than doing those roles,” explains the actor on why he isn’t usually seen in films.
However, he believes that it’s as much as the business and filmmakers to utilise an actor’s potential. “Yash Raj films gave me a good platform. I did three films with them. And all my roles were critically acclaimed. Yet other filmmakers didn’t have anything great to offer me. I don’t know who to blame for this. Maybe sometimes you are not at the right place at the right time,” mentioned Vidhaat elaborating on how vital networking and contacts are within the business.
“Even the likes of Irrfan Khan had to wait for so long to get recognition with Haasil. So you never know,” he added.
Talking about his inspiration within the business, Vidhaat mentioned he is a good admirer of Irrfan Khan who he believes was “an institution in himself.” Vidhaat can be a fan of south Indian movies and of Vijay Sethupathi. Talking about South Indian movies overshadowing Bollywood movies at field workplace, Vidhaat mentioned, “The reason can be that the south Indian films are still close to their roots. Their characters, their stories are based out of their states. While for Bollywood, maybe audiences have gotten bored watching the same stories of Mumbai or south west Delhi again and again. Maybe it’s not appealing enough to the audience.”