Yashpal Sharma hopes to break mould with small screen debut

New Delhi, July 7 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood actor Yashpal Sharma has been mostly seen playing negative characters in films, but hopes to break the mould with his small screen debut by portraying his emotional side.

The actor will be seen in Zee TV’s ‘Mera Naam karegi Roshan’.

‘The characters I have played in the past have had negative shades to them but with this show (‘Mera Naam karegi Roshan’) I’m sure the viewers will get to see a lot of different shades of me. You will see me doing comedy, you will see my emotional side and at time you will even see me crying. Time to time you will see me breaking my mould,’ Yashpal told IANS in an interview.

The 43-year-old, has worked in films like ‘Lagaan’ (2001), ‘Gangaajal’ (2003), ‘Ab Tak Chhappan’ (2004), ‘Apaharan’ (2005) and ‘Singh is Kinng’ (2008).

The actor revealed that he gets satisfaction in doing projects that give him scope to live his character.

‘Living my character 24 hours is what gives me satisfaction as a performer. When films are made in one schedule like ‘Lagaan’, that is what excites me. I don’t like shooting in bits and pieces,’ he said.

‘And this show has given me that scope, as I am living my character all the time since I started shooting for it. I have put movies on hold because I want to give my 100 percent here.’

The show, to air from July 12, follows the life of a young woman and her crusade against injustice and inequality. The cast of the show includes Vikram Gokhale, Lubna Salim, and Sana Shaikh.

The actor, who has been in the industry for almost two decades shares his views on television serials. ‘When television soaps started on Doordarshan, with serials like ‘Ramayan’, and ‘Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi’, people used to really want to watch it. The roads would be empty and everybody would gather in a room and watch the serials.’

‘But now, television has so many serials, and channels to offer that it has become hard for viewers to choose. There are, however, very few shows which viewers must be following on a daily basis because the scripts are not meaty enough to grab eyeballs.’

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