Amit Sadh shares his theory of life and why he is more than ready to play ordinary men-turned-heroes
Actor Amit Sadh had it rough before he shot to fame with his break-outA� role in Abhishek Kapoora��s Kai Po Che. a�?For an actor, struggle never diminishes. It is a continuous process. It starts with getting a film, its release, success rate, then getting a better role and it goes on. Struggle could be physical, spiritual or external. I think struggle is beautiful and is all about how you take it. But otherwise, I have had my drilla��I have worked as a security, been homeless on the footpath. I think my life can be a good story and I hope to write an autobiography some day,a�? begins the actor who has also been part of television. For now, the 36-year-old is excited about his line-up for 2015.
Year of promises
First up is Runningshaadi.com, a rom-com set in Punjab. a�?Like the name suggests, the film is about people who help other people elope. It is a cute love story, produced by Shoojit Sircar. Then I have Guddu Rangeela in which I play Guddu with Arshad Warsi. It is a story about two brothers, their antics, fights and more. It is a fun film. More like Ram Lakhan. The third film is Yaara, directed byA�Tigmanshu Dhulia,A�and has Shruti Haasan and Vidhyut Jamwal. This one is an epic gangster movie that takes place over three time periodsa��1955, 1975 and 2005. I play a 25-year-old and a 45-year-old, too,a�? he explains. Sadh is currently working on putting on weight to play the 45-year-old, in Yaara. a�?I have facial hair and have put on 12 kilos, with 10 more to go,a�? he says. The actor had a two-and-a half year break after Kai Po Che due to a leg injury caused while shooting Guddu Rangeela. a�?I had no films for seven years after which I got Kai Po Che. Then I had to wait for two-and-half years for my next release. I think the wait made me stronger mentally and helped me evolve as an actor. I am very calm and composed, and will take things as they come,a��a�� he says. Losing his parents at a young age, he reveals, has taught him to be strong. a�?a�?I recently watched Birdman and Edward (Norton) steals the show. If I get a chance to give a performance like that, I wouldna��t mind waiting for five years for my next film,a�? he insists.
This and that
While the film industry thrives on contacts, Sadh chose to think differently. a�?I dona��t think you need to be in the right place or with the right people to get your work done or to get good roles. I dona��t even have an agent who will get me work. If I go to a party, then it is for the party. If I need work, I will approach a producer straight up,a�? says the actor, who would love to work in different genres. a�?I am a greedy actor. I want to play everything from a sportsman, a climber or a diver. I like real life stories, I like stories of ordinary men who have survived and have achieved something in life,a�? he signs off.
Guddu Rangeela is scheduled to release in the first half of the year.
a�� Mrinalini Sundar