My co-stars bring out the best in me: Saurabh Shukla
The actor says he loves sharing screen space with Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor
Saurabh Shukla, who has worked with Ajay Devgn in last week's release Raid, says, "I am always in tune with my co-stars because they bring out the best in me. I think I have been very lucky that I have had some wonderful co-actors, whether it is in Jolly LLB, Jolly LLB 2, Barfi!, PK and recently Raid. I have worked with best actors. They make me shine."
Raid is not the first time that the National Award winning actor has worked with Ajay. "During the shooting of Raid, I spent around 60 days with him. It helped me to know him as a human being. The understanding between two actors always translates into performance. Ajay is a very quiet man. He does not open up easily, but on set, he interacts with his co-actors a lot. Not only on camera but also off the camera," says Saurabh.
He says Ranbir, with whom he acted in films like Barfi! and Jagga Jasoos, also makes the shooting experience special.
Having started his career in 1994 with Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen, Saurabh has acted in various films and worked with some of iconic filmmakers like Subhash Ghai, Ram Gopal Varma, Kamal Haasan, Sudhir Mishra and Rajkumar Hirani.
In 2013, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Jolly LLB 2.
Asked if, after so many years in the industry, he feels burnt out, Saurabh says, "No, because I keep the inner child in me alive. So I never get bored, but discover new things about my craft. It is an endless process and very interesting."