Darsheel Safary made a huge name for himself after ‘Taare Zameen Par’. His incredible performance helped him bag a few other interesting projects like ‘Bumm Bumm Bole’ and ‘Zokkomon’, but the then child actor completely disappeared after a few years.
However, in a tell-all interview with ETimes, Darsheel Safary has opened up about all that’s going on with him. He admitted to having wanted to be more established at 25 years of age. He also revealed that the pandemic slowed things down for him even more.
“I thought that I would be established as an actor at 25. I’d thought that life would be easier. I thought I would be sorted spiritually. And of course, I never thought that we would be engulfed by a pandemic,” he said.
He claimed that he was in talks with many filmmakers and had interesting projects lined up, which all went for a toss.
“I was in talks with many filmmakers on a lot of exciting projects. All that went for a toss. I had a crisis of sorts. Questions arose in my mind – Kya duniya same rahegi?”
Even though his parents and friends had been a huge support, he claimed that ultimately, his ‘momentum’ had stopped, which is something bad for an actor. Even Sara Ali Khan had earlier spoken about losing out on 2 years of her career because of the pandemic.
“My parents and friends would cajole me to have patience. I would revert saying that they cannot feel what I am undergoing because they are not in my shoes. The momentum had stopped, which is worst for an actor; band baj jaati hai. I wondered how I will get this time back. Do you know there are certain people who have come up to me and said that they were under the impression that I have quit acting?”
When asked about whether he wants to work with actors like Janhvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan, Darsheel said:
“I want to work with them. Who wouldn’t? Janhvi and Sara are established names in the industry. I believe everyone gets his or her chance. Maybe in a couple of years, I will get mine, too.”
Giving his opinion about nepotism, he explained that it’s more sensationalised. After all, which parent wouldn’t want to make their child’s life easier?
“I think a lot of their life has been sensationalised with the talk that their journeys are easier. But if their parents make their life easier, what’s wrong? Influence is used everywhere- be it in schools, colleges or any other place. Tomorrow if I have a kid and I can make his or her life easier, I would do it.”
He went on to add that despite nepotism, a filmmaker will ultimately cast whoever they want.
“At the end of the day, a maker will cast whosoever he wants to cast. If one keeps grinding, things will work out. I can’t keep thinking that I am going to be discriminated against. And the truth is that so far I haven’t faced any kind of discrimination.”
We hope that Darsheel is able to make a huge name for himself, yet again.