'I hope to become a better actor'

'I hope to become a better actor'

Humble person

Actor Bala belongs to a family of actors, directors and producers. In his own words, he says that he was literally born in a studio and that his experience is equal to his age.

He has had a stint behind the camera and in front of it too. But Bala thinks his talent is best exploited as an actor. No wonder his stunning performance in Puthiya Mugham in Malayalam, as a notorious student and as a villain in ‘Big B’, were highly appreciated and brought out a different side of the otherwise romantic hero.

Having done enough projects back-to-back, Bala has decided to take one project at a time. “There was a time when I used to do projects because of personal commitments and friendship, I have decided to stop that. I want to take it slow and steady and work on only those projects that are worth my time and talent,” Bala tells Metrolife.

In his next project titled, ‘Cowboy’, Bala will play an action hero and he has been getting offers from the Tamil film industry as well. “I am doing a project in Tamil with Jiiva. It  has been delayed,” he adds. He thinks that the urge to learn never ends. “I hope to become a better actor with every new project and failures are an indication to better oneself rather than sulk,” he says.    

Bala played for the Kerala Strikers during the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) and believes ‘filmi’ cricket is a humbling experience for the stars. “There's nobody to carry your bags, no umbrella over you to guard you from the scorching heat – as a cricketer you have to brave the sun and one is exposed to harsh conditions.

But there’s a thrill and excitement in all of this. Actors never expose themselves to such conditions but during CCL one had to simply forget about being an actor and play some serious cricket,” Bala informs. Bala hops into the City quite often and gets together with his friends who live here.

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