Sharan: Laughter is the best medicine during any crisis
Sharan, in a chat with Sharadhaa, thanks the audience letting him entertain them through his various characters
"Naksode nanna business (My business is to make people laugh),” says actor Sharan. The comedian-turned-hero wrote a touching note to his audience on the occasion of World Laughter Day (Sunday). “Being a comedian, I would like to thank everyone. It’s you people, who allowed me to make you laugh. I wish that laughter and smile remains on your faces forever,” he tweeted. “Laughter is one of the best medicines at any given crisis and on behalf of all the comedians, I wanted to thank the audience for this journey,” he tells CE.
The actor goes on to explain that making people laugh is not an easy act, especially these days when nobody seems to be calm. “Though comedy might fall in the lighter genre, it is a serious job,” Sharan says, adding that he had never decided on becoming a comedian. “I never came in with a mindset of becoming either a comedian, villain, or hero. Honestly, it wasn’t me who chose to become a comedian... it was the industry, the directors, and the producers. Even though today I am playing lead roles, people still have to accept me for all my comedy acts,” he says.
Sharan says his job as an actor is to do what the director visualises. “Individually, I try to please my director and try to accomplish his dreams by doing justice to the character he has sketched for me. A good comic sense is something ingrained in me, and making everyone laugh has always been my intention. I have been doing this from my first film to the latest one, Avatar Purusha. People have given me a great opportunity to make them laugh and I can't thank enough for it,” he explains.
The actor has completed a major part of his film Avatar Purusha and he is yet to sign in for new projects. “Avatar Purusha is yet again going to be a laugh riot, and for this, I should thank director Suni for he is the magic man behind the film,” he says.
According to the actor, the lockdown has helped him read a few extra scripts, which he wouldn’t have done otherwise. The actor has found a new method of going through the script, which he says has been interesting. “With my hectic schedule, I usually had filmmakers narrating the script to me, and it has been my habit to get involved in the character right from the time I start listening to the story. However, due to social distancing, I am not able to meet them in person, and that has got me into a lot of reading, which I am finding it interesting. Moreover, I am coming across unique scripts too,” says Sharan.
This apart, Sharan has a long list of films which he has been watching. “Shooting for films did not allow me to watch some good cinema. I have a big list, which is now getting smaller, but I still have many more to go. I am watching a film every alternate day, and I am going by what is recommended by my friends,” he says.