Shreyas Talpade has been known for some really thought provoking stories he has brought to the big screen, be it Dor, Iqbal or his upcoming release Wah Taj! The versatile actor makes it a point to leave you with messages that would run chills down your spine.
He not only has a knack for pulling off these scripts driven by social issues but he can also tickle your funny bone effortlessly.
Every actor has a different reason for either accepting or rejecting the script and we asked Shreyas what is it that he looks for in a script. The actor very sportingly responds saying, “The script has to appeal to the actor within me in its first hearing itself.
If it doesn’t, then with every hearing post that you try to justify certain things in the script only because you either want to work with the director, producer or the money involved. If I liked the story, then I also have to love the character. It can be a lead or supporting. It doesn’t matter what the length, it has to have the required meat.”
What intrigued us about Shreyas is his way with the films driven around comedy. He has given the audience some of the best comedy cults of Bollywood like the GOLMAAL series or a satirical comedy like WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR. The obvious question to him was to pick between comedy and commercial scripts.
Choosing none the actor had the perfect response, “I’ve always been inspired by Hrishikesh Mukherjee films and connect immediately with that humour as an actor though, I’ve been a part of various kinds of comedies in Bollywood (slapstick as well as satires) and loved every bit of it.
Bollywood has very effectively been a mirror to the social and political scenario in the country from time to time, dealing with the same in a comical/ humorous manner. I personally feel the impact that such satires have on the social psyche is phenomenal.”
Shreyas being the honest person he is, expressed that failure is his biggest teacher, and his transformation as an actor has got a lot to do with the times he failed as an actor. He used his learnings to be better at what he does and was never disheartened by things not working out in a particular phase.
Shreyas also added that he leaves it up to his audience to decide how he has fared as an artist and how his transformation an entertainer has been.