Pankaj Kapoor, who once worked in tv shows like “Karamchand”, says he finds cinema much satisfying than Tv.
About eight to nine years back, I decided not to do television actively because I felt the face of television was changing and someone like me would not be able to relate to the kind of work that is done today. Also, I felt that it was straining and tiring because you had long hours of work and whatever you did was lost in 20 minutes.
The veteran actor thinks that a movie gives an actor ample time to work on his character,as compared to television.
Your work as an actor (in TV) is almost as much as you do for any film. Films are made… within lesser hours and you get more time to research and work on your character. It is a lot more satisfying experience because whether the film does well or not, at some point it will be seen by various people in various kinds of medium.
The actor also admits that he is still open to small screen projects.
I am open to the medium of TV as an actor, though not with the kind of face television has right now. But if there is something which is different in which the director and actor are given the independence that is required, then I will do it. If worst comes to worst and it becomes a matter of survival, I am being very honest about it, I might have to look into it.
Asked if he would like to revive any of his old TV series, Pankaj said:
I don’t like repeating what I have done before, so it depends… If I am not doing anything and the script has really something nice and juicy and has a challenge for me, then I might consider it.
Even at this stage of my life, I am looking at doing more roles and different parts where I can create different people. My goal as an actor is to create different people and to interpret them for my audiences.
He will next be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ” Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola”, which releases in January.