MANASH PRATIM DUTTA
GUWAHATI, Jan 19 - “I always lay emphasis on storyline before I pick up a project. Because of all things, story is the main element of a cinema or drama,” said Taare Zameen Par-famed actor Darsheel Safary while talking to The Assam Tribune this evening.
Darsheel is here to take part in the first Guwahati International Children Film Festival which got under way at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra here today.
“Before agreeing to act in a film or drama, I never bother about what type of action and song is there. I even never consider the space of my role in the screenplay. So right now I am engaging myself more in theatre,” Darsheel asserted.
The 21-year-old budding talent from Bollywood stated that he prioritises theatre more than films as in theatre it is easy to get a quick response from the audience.
“While acting in a drama, I am able to get immediate feedback from the audience and it helps me in developing myself. Doing theatre is a learning experience for me and it is like magic. So I am concentrating more on it right now,” he said.
Darsheel, who is paying his third visit to Guwahati, also said, “At present I am not in a hurry to pick up any project in Bollywood. Now I am concentrating more on training myself. I want to take my time in doing the next film and that is the reason for the slow motion of my career in Bollywood.”
About his experience in Taare Zameen Par, he said, “I am very happy with the film which has changed my life. I was too young at that time to understand the importance of the film. I was very lucky that my parents and my school principal helped me a lot then. I think that the movie made some impact in the society. I think people will always remember me because of Taare Zameen Par.”
Sharing his experience about Guwahati, the young actor said, “Guwahati is an amazing place. It is quite peaceful in comparison to Mumbai. I am very happy that such a film festival is under way here. It is important for people to learn what a good film is and what a bad film is.”