Never again, will I put on weight for a role: Sharman Joshi

After spending hours in the gym to lose the kilos he had put on for his role in Ferrari Ki Sawaari, Sharman feels that this is the time to let his hair down. CS caught up with the actor at his Bandra residence for a light-hearted chat:

Sharman Joshi
Who: Sharman Joshi 
What: Talking about his image and work
PIC/ Santosh Nagwekar

Weighty issues
I used to be a lean person during my college days. No matter how much I ate, it just didn't matter. But then after a point, I suddenly started putting on. I put on some 10 kgs for my role in Ferrari Ki Sawaari. It was very easy. I was blissfully off diet for almost two years. The later part was hard though. I spent endless hours in the gym and had to slog a lot to lose all that weight. Never again, am I ever going to put on for any role now!

Being the 'nice-guy'
I am definitely conscious about the scripts of the films I do, but I have not been choosing 'the nice-guy' kind of roles on purpose. I would like to do a variety of roles. In fact, my characters in Rakeeb and Allah Ke Bande did have a dark shade to them. And now I am looking at seven scripts with varied characters. So, I know it's time for me to buck up.

Keeping it simple
My funda in life is to be simple and keep improvising. I am a learner and I try to take whatever I can from anything new that comes my way. So, I don't have any idol or inspiration. If I had one, I would end up imitating them. I want to be unique. I want to stumble and fall, go wrong and then get it right. In spite of that, I admire Amitabh (Bachchan) ji, Dilip (Kumar) saab, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino and Sean Penn among others. Also, simplicity helps me be level-headed and better clarity.

Not my cup of tea
I began with Gujarati theatre as my dad has been a veteran Gujarati theatre artist. But in course of time, I realised that there were really passionate theatre artists all around me who had greater dedication than what I had. I couldn't go on performing day in and day out. So, I don't miss theatre yet. I don't think I have the drive to go on non-stop. But I am working on directing a Gujarati play. 

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