'I don't want to be typecast'

'I don't want to be typecast'
It’s his belief in doing quality work that encourages him to perform better each time he comes in front of the camera as an actor and as a model. Actor Sahil Salathia started his career in acting with Ashutosh Gowarikar’s television series ‘Everest’.

He later went on to become an antagonist in Nikhil Advani’s ‘P.O.W Bande Yudh Ke’ and performed in a critically acclaimed short film called ‘There Will Be Tomorrow’.

Each of his roles has been very different and this time too, he will be showcasing a different avatar in ‘Julie 2’.

In a candid chat with Anila Kurian, Sahil talks about what encourages him to grow as an

You’re making your Bollywood debut with ‘Julie 2’. Are you excited?

There’s definitely a mix of emotions — nervousness and anticipation. I am thrilled to be a part of a project like this.

What was it like working with Raai Laxmi?

She is not just a co-star but also a friend. That helped us be comfortable with each other and work in harmony.

Have you signed any other films?

I am talking to a few producers but it’s better to talk about it after everything is confirmed. I hope to have something more concrete soon.

What kind of actor do you want to be known as a few years down the line?

I strive to be an actor who is respected for his work. I don’t want to be typecast either. That’s why the roles I have played so far have been versatile and I just want to continue doing better roles each time.

You’ve worked in various mediums before. Will we still get to see you doing that?

Of course! I think the entertainment industry is in a good space right now and exploring
various mediums like web series and short films is always a great option.
What do you enjoy more — being a model or an actor?

Definitely, acting! Modelling is great but I love the homework one has to do when it comes to acting. There’s a creative satisfaction and the love you get from fans for your performance is something else.

We hear that you love travelling...

Yes, I absolutely love travelling! I don’t like waiting for other people to make plans with me, so I prefer solo trips now. I made my first trip to Turkey when I was 22 years old and I continue to travel on every birthday.

Is it difficult to find free time?

You know what? I think, it’s wrong for people to say that they don’t have time for anything. You just need to prioritise and you can do everything you want in the 24 hours given to you.

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