Actor Sharman Joshi has worked in Bollywood for over two decades now. While he understands how the film industry and relationships work, he says he still feels like an outsider and feels sorry for not being connected to the star Bollywood parivaars.
Sharman’s father, Arvind Joshi, is a well-known Gujarati theater artist, and the actor is married to Prem Chopra’s daughter, Prerana.
“I still feel like an outsider,” Sharman tells IANS, adding, “I understand that there is a certain monogamy of certain generations of families that have been in business, and tomorrow my children will appreciate the fruits of my presence in the business. Hindi cinema. I have established relationships with people and they will benefit from it. It’s about the time spent in the company and familiarity. There have been experiences and adventures that people share. “
“I understand that but sometimes I feel a little sorry for myself because I was not related to a family in the film industry. However, I was born into a theater family, so I have a lot of experience in this field, ”he said.
Sharman Joshi worked in theater for about 10 years before making his Bollywood debut in Vinay Shukla’s 1999 release, “Godmother,” with Shabana Azmi in the title role.
“The first time I went on a film set, it was to shoot my film“ Godmother ”. The whole environment was different (from the theater). I didn’t know how to spend my time in a vanity. I was blown away by all the frenzy on sets, with everyone screaming. In the theater, when you play, there is a lot of peace before you start. Here it is chaotic and here you are in the scene, ”he observes.
Having made his mark in films such as “Ferrari Ki Sawari”, “3 Idiots” and “Rang De Basanti” among others, the actor knows perfectly well how to enter the character on camera. However, when Sharman Joshi entered the movies, he was still subconsciously a stage actor and followed live performance protocols.
“My theater experience always made me feel outside of the movie world because their way of thinking and functioning was different and I think the theater scene was very professional. When I started I realized that people take offense if you ask for a script, and I don’t know why! I had no one to guide me and told me that was how the film industry worked, and that I had to show some faith, ”he says.
Sharman Joshi will soon be seen in “Fauji Calling,” which chronicles what a soldier’s family goes through while on duty. Speaking of the film, he says, “The overall impact of the script was very moving, which is why I decided to make the film. While filming, I think my moments with the girl (on screen), in particular, were pretty emotional. It was very nice to play with little Mahi (child actress who plays her daughter) because she is a natural actress.
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