Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Up-and-coming actors speak about the importance of stage in their careers


Share post:


On the occasion of World Theatre Day on Wednesday, actors Pavail Gulati, Sunny Hinduja and Akshay Oberoi have spoken about why theatre is important and what they have learnt from it.
For Thappad actor Pavail Gulati, who has studied in the National School of Drama and Whistling Woods, it was “confidence” that he by doing theatre.
He told IANS: “Performing in front of a live audience and getting feedback at the same time is the biggest high for an actor.“It gives me the confidence to fail and succeed cause no show ever goes the same. It’s got its ups and downs and down just like in real life,” he added.
Actor Sunny Hinduja, who has worked in projects such as Aspirants, The Family Man, Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare Season 2 and Jamun, received his actor training at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
He told IANS that he believes that theatre is his root as an actor.
“As a child, for example, who learns to run, first has to take the walking steps, and that’s exactly what theatre is for me. It’s the root of acting where you take the steps into the world. What is special about theatre is that it’s an actor’s medium.”
“There’s no action or cut. There’s a single action and a single cut. You prepare for weeks for it. The lessons that you learn from ground level are enriching.” The actor added that he has learnt in theatre everything about dialogue delivery or emoting.
Actor Akshay Oberoi said that the main lesson and reason behind why theatre is important is that it is a linear medium.
The actor has a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts and Economics from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Akshay completed acting training in Stella Adler in New York City and then Playhouse West in Los Angeles.
Akshay told IANS: “Unlike a movie where you could possibly be shooting the climax first or a song first, in theatre you are seeing the character grow from start to end in a linear way, which is what is extremely special about the medium.”
He said that theatre teaches an individual how to graph the character and its arc, and that lesson comes very handy when you’re doing films.
Also, another big way the theatre helps in, he said is that “it gives you instant feedback and gratification, you get to know the laugh, the emotion on a one to one basis, so you can actually adjust your character to the feedback during the course of the play.” (IANS)


Related articles

Ethnic origins: staying with the science

Editor, The article by Bhogtoram Mawroh, “History of the sub-continent and the place of the Khasis in it” in...

Sexual crimes on the rise

The report of sexual assaults on two minors in South West Garo Hills sends a chill up the...

Meghalaya and UPSC Civil Services Exams

By Rudi Warjri Polling for the Lok Sabha Parliamentary elections 2024 is over in Meghalaya. For most it means...

A BJP slide is not unlikely

By Jagdish Rattanani It is never easy or safe to read the mood of the nation, particularly in the...