February 5, 2023

Chetan Sharma: Mix of indie and mainstream films worked for me | Bollywood

Young actor Chetan Sharma believes that it’s been a excellent combine of impartial and business films that established him firmly within the leisure business. The Pagglait, Delhi Crime and Sacred Games2 actor says that his guess on impartial films has paid him neatly.

“When I shot for cult film Ankhon Dekhi (2013), it was a small independent project which initially did not work too well in theatres, but my monologue in the film has been one of the highest points in my career. My faith in parallel cinema fetched me films like Binnu Ka Sapna, Shackle, Chidi Balla and upcoming 2020 Delhi. I played the lead in all of them and they did very well at international film festivals,” says the Meenakshi Sundareshwar (2020) and Parched actor (2015)

He credit this combination as his greatest luck. “Commercial projects gave me recognition in the masses and independent films established me in the industry. It’s this mix that helped me sail in the industry without a mentor. Makers now know and understand that I am available to experiment with all types of cinema. The thirst of playing the lead I can quench with indie films while commercial projects help me get more projects,” he says.

Last observed in OTT collection Trial through Fire, he has a host of tasks arising. “I play the lead in independent film Who Am I by young director Shireesh Khemariya, I have a very important part in Bholaa directed by Ajay sir (Devgn), Varun Grover’s short film Kiss which is having a great run in the international festivals and Aparna Sen’s film The Rapist in which I have a negative role. There is more but I am not allowed to talk about them,” provides Sharma.

The actor says that it’s the religion of his father that he changed into an actor. “I was good in studies and my dad exposed me to theatre and motivated me to do workshops. It became my hobby and eventually became my passion. Honestly, I was directionless and it was much later I realised he was grooming me to become an actor, which I eventually became,” he says proudly.