Sikandar Kher: No shame or ego in asking for work


It would be weird to ask them and they wouldn’t be comfortable doing that either. While people talk about star kids having it easy, it must be also pressurising to live up to your parents’ work? Latest Videos

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There’s no doubt about that. Actually, that’s the kind of upbringing I have. Here are some excerpts from the conversation
While people have been talking about your performance in RAW, what do you feel is the reason for lesser projects coming your way? 0
Comment(s) At the end of the day, the success of a project is not in your hands but you want to do parts that interest you even when you just hear about them. Recently in a tweet, you hinted at how it would be embarrassing for you and your parents if you asked them to help you find work. But I have realised that you need to go out and get them yourself. My last films hadn’t done well. I really believe one has to build their own fate. It’s a normal procedure that anyone would do if they want to work. (Laughs) Did you read that? (Source: Sikander Kher/Instagram)
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All kinds of roles. It only makes you want to put in more efforts. I can be anything as I have nothing to lose. And as soon as I started doing that, I got Milan Talkies, RAW and The Zoya Factor. It’s not about the medium anyway. Sikandar Kher with mother Kirron Kher. They are such fine actors that not even in my dreams, can I even think of matching up to them. That’s what gives you happiness at the end of the day. Advertising

With two releases this year so far, Milan Talkies and RAW, the actor is now looking forward to his next The Zoya Factor with Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan. It would be fine for others but as a family, that’s how we are. You just want to work and be on the set, surrounded by passionate people. At the end of the day, it’s all about you. Knowing and understanding the reality really helps. I essayed the role of a Pakistani officer in RAW and in The Zoya Factor, I am playing Sonam Kapoor’s brother. Did you ever think of picking up a show on the small screen? People might not remember you so you need to push yourself. But I must tell you that these meetings do not assure work. Sikandar made his Bollywood debut with Woodstock Villa and has starred in films like Aurangzeb, Players, Tere Bin Laden 2 among others. I guess I will be at it and keep asking more (smiles). It’s important how many people see your film. More Explained

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I don’t see anything commendable in that. (Source: Sikander Kher/Instagram)
That’s commendable to hear that you personally follow up rather than relying upon a manager and PR. And honestly, there’s no bitterness, it only helps you grow. It does make a difference. Though, he would never ask his parents Anupam and Kirron Kher to help him out in his career. You were also appreciated for your performance in TV series 24. Advertising

I don’t know. I just want to enjoy whatever good characters come my way. I ask for 10 minutes from them, go to their office, and leave in nine minutes. And I am so glad that more people have seen my work now. I would be completely fine if someone wants me to play a woman in a film. Coming to being star kids, well the only time it has helped me is getting the first meeting with someone. When you face harsh times, you realise you can’t be staying in a bubble. There’s no fear of failure, I have no benchmark. What are the kind of roles that you are looking forward to? If they give me another date, I mark my calendar and then follow up religiously. In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, Sikandar shares that he has no qualms in asking for work. Sikandar Kher was last seen in John Abraham starrer Romeo Akbar Walter. There’s no shame or ego in asking for work. While there are no right or wrong projects, the stories that you tell through your film should touch the audience. As a parent, don’t you feel they would like to help you? Advertising

If I am offered something interesting, I would love to do it.