Firstly, it wasn’t a deliberate break. What happened was that certain films that I was supposed to be a part of they didn’t end up happening, and then there were films that I was offered that I wasn’t comfortable being a part of. Both these factors caused this long break which I obviously didn’t want to take or have to deal with. With Paltan, I’m happy that at least in terms of my work, I got the opportunity to perform. And I think for any actor that is what matters the most. Because how else do you showcase your work if you don’t get the opportunity? So I’m very thankful to J.P sir for giving me the role and that opportunity. Sadiyaan didn’t let me perform nor did it present me in the correct manner. When you come out as a new actor, both your presentation and work is very important and in Sadiyaan both were just not there. See, I’m very committed to my work but in a film it’s not just you, it’s an entire team in place.
Did you ever feel a bit overshadowed by Rishiji, Rekhaji and the others in your debut?
No, no I was very happy to work with them. You only feel overshadowed if you’re insecure about yourself. Why would I feel overshadowed when I already know I’m working with legends? They’re legends for