Exclusive | Theatre is the best medium to express yourself: Actor Yashpal Sharma
Hailing from Hisar, Haryana, Yashpal Sharma has carved his own path of success in the world of films and television. As of now, he is playing the lead in Zee TV’s Neeli Chhatri Waale. He has done his graduation from NSD, Delhi. The actor has done television shows such as Mera Naam Karegi Roshan on Zee TV and a small role in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on SAB TV.
He is an experienced and versatile actor and has done noticable characters across films and television. He is known for his roles in Bollywood films like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Lagaan, Gangaajal, Ab Tak Chhappan , Singh is Kinng, Rowdy Rathore, Gangs of Wasseypur and others.
In an exclusive interaction with Adgully, Yashpal Sharma talked about his role and experience and more...
The actor is playing of Bhagwan Das in the show, which is completely different from what he has played so far. Sharing on the same he said, “The character which I am playing is that of a common man who is stuck between personal and professional life. I personally thought that I have never done such kind of a role and according to me no one has played such character on television as well".
In most of his films, Sharma has played negative roles. Speaking about the challenges he came across for this role, he said, “I’ve done roles of Thakur, gunda and others. So, this is really a big challenge for me and I am still trying my best to do justice for this role".
Off late many big screen actors have made their presence count on small screen. Speaking about what interests him about TV, Sharma said, “TV is a medium which reaches to masses more than any other medium; it’s the biggest medium today. An opportunity which TV offers doesn’t happen in Bollywood. I feel that I have got the subject and the story which I was looking for in this space.”
When asked him about what’s been the turning point of his life, he said, "I think Lagaan was the film that got me recognition in the film industry and I am proud to be part of it, and since then the journey is still on.”
Sharma beleives that the film industry is more technical as compared to theatre and television and requires lot of hard work. "I enjoy doing films and TV as it gives you fame. For me, theatre is the best medium to express yourself. Theatre is must to do for an actor at it helps in widen the horizon, while dedication remains the key". [By Ranjana Gupta | Twitter : @RGrightsreserve]