I owe my understanding of the craft to theatre, but acting for films has its own high. When my friends called, I would say – Kya Kariya se? I did not chase stardom and money and it was a struggle to get to this point. Excerpts:
Tell us about your role in Gurgaon. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App Initially, my films did not do well but people liked my work and I got the next offer. Oberoi began his career with theatre, followed by two feature films – Isi Life Mein and Pizza. Which medium has been the most satisfying? After returning from Kashmir, post the shooting of Fitoor, I called the diction coach, Prakash Bharadwaj, who is from Haryana. The films may have tanked but Oberoi’s performance found some takers. 2017-07-21T02:01:48+00:00″>
Updated: July 21, 2017 2:01 am
Akshay Oberoi (Photo: Rohan Shrestha)
Akshay Oberoi’s character kept under wraps in ‘Fitoor’‘Local Girlfriend’, a web spin off to viral hit Best Girlfriend, all set to launch tomorrowAkshay Oberoi starts shoot for his next ‘Bombairiya’Actor Akshay Oberoi isn’t the most memorable actor of recent times, but his short roles in Piku and Fitoor are enough to jog the memory. While some of your films didn’t find attention, your roles found praise. He will now be seen in the lead role in Shanker Raman’s upcoming debut, Gurgaon, a crime thriller, which releases on August 4. I definitely enjoy working in feature films the most. We spent two months watching Haryanvi movies and listening to Haryanvi music. You’ve done theatre, movies, TV and a webseries. Since I have lived mostly in Mumbai, I have been quite removed from Haryana and the sounds of their language. In India, it’s common for fathers to pass on their business to the sons but Nikki doesn’t see that happening and decides to stand up for himself. He’s a neglected child of a wealthy landowner. Nikki Singh is a complex guy. I took the best I was offered and decided to excel in that, otherwise I wouldn’t get my next project. I was attracted to the 70 mm screen as a kid and that is why I studied acting. This determines the course of the story. I didn’t have a godfather and I realised that pretty early on. What was the process of preparation like for the role of a Haryanvi-speaking protagonist?