It may sound shocking , but actor Ashish Sharma, considers himself a
nervous wreck , that motivates him to push the envelope as an actor . In
a new avatar, as RJ in tele show Tujhse Naaraz Nahi Zindagi, he says, "I
am a restless actor, constantly looking for new genres to test my
acting abilities. I have tried to be as different as the medium of
television can allow an actor to be," says Ashish, who was recently in
Varanasi for the promotion of the show.
Last seen as Major Rudra Pratap Ranawat in the show 'Rangrasiya'
, the actor shares, that "I had reached a exhaustion point in my career
as no interesting projects, whether in the category of fiction or
non-fiction, were coming my way. Whatever that was being offered was not
motivating enough for me to take up. I wanted something which not only
evolved me as an actor but also as a person so I have great hopes from 'Tujhe Naaraz...'.
The show is based on the lives of a common man , from whom we actors
certainly borrow a lot , in terms of experiences," he says.
Women audience deserve better shows
The actor believes that television is still a women's medium, with
nothing much to do for male actors so that limits the options for them.
As a majority of audience are women, so the most of shows on air cater
to them but I believe that women certainly deserve better shows than
they are being shown. Women are sensitive but sensible individuals, so
shows should be made accordingly," he says.
The child in me remains
Surrounded with books from childhood , with a writer dad at home, that
perhaps explains his liking for period dramas. Ashish, who himself
played the historical character of Chandragupta Maurya, dubs Razia
Sultan as his favourite among the ongoing show.s "I would love to play
more historical characters since I have read so much about them.
Moreover such characters also further allow me to connect with my
childhood passion of playing with toy swords, bows and arrows .The child
in me still remains," he says with a laugh.
Wives do bring in a change
A shy and introvert person ,who loves interacting with his select group
of friends, he says, " facing the camera completely changes me. It is
my passion for acting that lets me go, the reason I could participate in
a reality show like 'Jhalak Dikhla Jha' and winning it too.
Now even in real life I have started to open up, perhaps my marriage has
a lot to do with this. Wives do bring in a change , similarly it has
happened in my case," he says with a smile. The actor who married
Archana Taide after a brief courtship, says, "when I proposed to her she
was so terrified that she ran away . I chased her for four months
before she agreed," he reveals.
Banaras needs to become more systematic
On his first visit to Banaras , the actor , accompanied by his wife,
did not miss out on the fun part of the trip. "We attended the Ganga
Arti, went to Sarnath and enjoyed some amazing chat and lassi. But one
thing that really disappointed me were the bad roads and traffic
congestion. If this is Modi's city then it needs to become more
systematic," he says.