This is 'cliché casting' because they still cast me as the father : Vipin Sharma

This is 'cliché casting' because they still cast me as the father : Vipin Sharma

Talented actor, Vipin Sharma who is known for his excellent performance in the movie Taare Zameen Par as the father, says that an actor faces a major struggle in the film industry and especially in Mumbai as you can’t say no to roles or you become the enemy. On Saturday at the first edition of LIFFT India Filmotsav 2017, Vipin conducted a master class amid actors like Tanuja and Kanwaljit Singh with the director of LIFFT India Filmotsav, Riju Bajaj.

When asked on being categorized as the universal dad in the industry, Vipin said, "This is cliché casting because they still cast me as the father, I still get that. And I am tired of it".

Adding further he said, “In Mumbai, another struggle for the actor is that if you say no, you become an enemy. It's very difficult. I try, I really try. I understand how old I am; yes I fit that category very well. But I want to do something else too. I don't want namelessly father roles.”

Popular celeb like Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddique, Vipin, who has films like Paan Singh Tomar, Gangs of Wasseypur and Raanjhanaa to his credit, Vipin says that he admires actors who have struggled for so long to create a space for themselves.

Talking about the art of acting, Vipin mentioned, “For him, acting is before action and after cut”.But there was a time when Vipin doubted his acting skills and went to Canada and became an editor.

Besides acting, Vipin has also had an interest in writing scripts and has made a film, Akki Te Vikki Te Tikki, which is a story of three non-actors who think that they are actors. He has also completed writing another script, a web series titled, "What the Folks (WTF!)".

LIFFT India Filmotsav 2017 started here on Friday and will go on until September 5.

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