After Facebook, you are going to be on Instagram too.
Yes, it’s going to be a lot of fun. Honestly, since I was a bit adverse to social media in the beginning, I probably overlooked the whole thing. Because once you build up something so big in your mind, you start building it up even bigger. Sometimes, you just have to jump into the deeper side of the swimming pool. You just have to have fun with it.
In today’s world, it’s important to have your voice, your individual space and get it out there. One argument is that actors don’t require it, but you will never be able to prove whether that point is right or wrong.
Have you started enjoying social media now?
I have realised it is actually quite fun and I probably could have joined it a long time ago. I think I would be enjoying it even more if I had joined it earlier, as I would have been in the full swing of things by now. I probably just took an approach and stuck with it without actually revisiting or analysing it to see if I really wanted to stick with it anymore. I like the idea of having one platform that is your personal connection to your audience.
A platform with which you share things that are in your control rather than audience seeing things via other people’s point of view, which mostly happens to be the media.
You have completed 12 years now in the industry. How has the journey been?
It would be very tough to define this journey. There are a 100 times when you feel inspired, that you are doing great work, and feel creatively satisfied. But then you also feel you are doing nothing — you feel frustrated, stuck and trapped, which, I think, everyone feels in every profession. As an actor living the fortunate life, sometimes we forget that this is just a job, since it’s so personal.
For me, the line, ‘the show must go on’ rings extremely true. As an entertainer, I think that’s what you do and deliver to the best of your ability. You bring something new, while trying to learn and embrace newer things and not just chase the outcome. Obviously, we would like to be great all the time, but we should concern ourselves with the process and what we are doing and creating at the moment.
Then, at the end of it, you will be assured that you have put everything that you could have into it [a film]. We should understand that our job is to enjoy the process and to deliver the best we can, and not to be concerned with the outcome.