Sharad Kelkar: I may wait for six months but I ensure that I pick something different

Sharad Kelkar is considered as one of the talented actors in the Indian television industry. Apart from television shows, Sharad has also worked in Bollywood movies like Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Mohenjo Daro, Bhoomi and Baadshaho.

When a leading Indian daily asked him whether he is worried about the number of offers he gets, he said, “If you observe my career, I always do one positive role and then one negative. I don’t want to do limited things in the same category, so I am always reinventing [my onscreen image]. I may wait for six months but I ensure that I pick something different.’’

On repeating roles on screen, he said, “There were times when I was sitting at home [for six months] with nothing in hand, and I used to chill and choose between shows. I remember 50 shows came to me but I refused and said that I have already done this. Whether the money was good or not, I’ve not got repetitive.”

On being asked if this is the reason for him to get good offers in Bollywood, Sharad said, “Yes, I guess that attracts filmmakers, to an extent. Also, when you go on set, you have to be honest, punctual, and prepared for whatever role you are doing. And then when you perform, the director also sees that hard work in your performance and that urge to do something new each time. Eventually, they start liking you, so it’s a formula that everyone has in their life.”

Sharad is also popular for his acting in television shows like Uttaran, Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka, Saat Phere, Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai, etc.