Giving up on stage
"Pain is temporary, films are forever," says the straight-faced Divyendu Sharma while he explains why he has been lying low.
After making a remarkable debut with Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Divyendu made a comeback with Chashme Baddoor. All set to play a non-comical character in his next, the 28-year-old actor tells CS about his journey so far and how Bollywood is accepting talent from other cities:
An actor’s dream
I have had my phases while growing up. As a young boy, I saw myself serving my country in the defence forces. In college, I took up Arts and thought I’ll make a good lawyer. The desire to be a lawyer ended after portraying one in a play! Later, I completed my graduation in political science and realised that I wanted to be nothing else but an actor – that was my forte.
Theatre takes a backstage
I was keen on continuing with theatre after my graduation, but eventually I moved to FTII in Pune to strengthen my base. Since the day I got into films, I have lost touch with the stage as it’s nearly impossible to dedicate oneself to rehearsals while doing films. So instead of not doing either of them right, I’ve decided to stick to films for at least seven more years before giving theatre another thought.