“My audience is the best judge of my transformation as an actor”, says Shreyas Talpade
Shreyas Talpade has been known for some really thought provoking stories he has brought to the cinema, be it Dor, Iqbal or his upcoming release Wah Taj! The versatile actor makes it a point to leave you with messages that would run chills down your spine. He not only has a knack of pulling off these scripts driven by social issues but he also can make your ribs tickle with laughter.
Every actor has a different reason for either accepting or rejecting the script, we asked Shreyas what is it that he looks for in a script. The actor very sportingly responds saying, “The script has to appeal to the actor within me in its first hearing itself. If it doesn't, then with every hearing post that you try to justify certain things in the script only because you either want to work with the director, producer or the money involved. If I liked the story, then I also have to love the character. It can be a lead or supporting. It doesn't matter what the length, it has to have the required Meat.”
What intrigued us about Shreyas is his way with the films driven around comedy. He has given the audience some of the best comedy cults of Bollywood like the Golmaal series or a satirical comedy like Welcome to Sajjanpur. The obvious question to him was to pick between comedy and commercial scripts, choosing none the actor had the perfect response,” I've always been inspired by Hrishikesh Mukherjee films and connect immediately with that humor as an actor though, I've been a part of various kinds of comedies in Bollywood (slapstick as well as satires) & loved every bit of it. Bollywood has very effectively been a mirror to the social & political scenario in the country from time to time, dealing with the same in a comical/Humorous manner. I personally feel the impact that such satires have on the social psyche is phenomenal.”
Shreyas being the honest person he is expressed that Failure is his biggest teacher, and his transformation as an actor has got a lot to with every time he failed as an actor. He used his learnings to be better at what he does and was never disheartened by things not working out in a particular phase. Shreyas also added that he leaves it up to his audience to decide how he has faired as an artist and how his transformation an entertainer has been!
Wah Taj is a script which is very close to his heart because it is one such film where he is representing the sentiments of 90% of the audience in India. To get the message out right is his only motto right now with film being close to its release date.
Wah Taj starring Shreyas Talpade and Majari Fadnis is presented by Jayantilal Gada (Pen) of Pen India Ltd and Directed by Ajit Sinha. The film is produced by Pawan Sharma (Pun films Pvt. Ltd.) , Abhinav Verma (Spyderwave films) and Dhaval Jayantilal Gada (Pen India Ltd.) and co- produced by Gopal Sharma, Naresh Sharma, Amitesh Kumar, Poonam Raikwar, Ravindra Choudhary, Aksshay Jayantilal Gada, Kushal Kantilal Gada & Reshmaa Kadakia. The movie is slated to release on September 23rd, 2016.