ACTING TIPS, FOR YOUR CAREER IN BOLLYWOOD-51
(Through this I wish to share my insights as an actor/trainer with my students and other acting aspirants)
“IT SHOULD BE A CARDINAL RULE OF AN ACTORS LIFE: ALWAYS AUDITION”
This temperament is induced in the actors of India’s Best Acting Institute”KREATING CHARAKTERS” we groom actors.
Many a times actors use their own wisdom and decide that the character which they are auditioning for is not appropriate for them or they won’t be able to carry it.
Let this be casting directors prerogative. One never knows what streak he finds in you, which is close to the character he is auditioning you for.
WHEN YOU AUDITION THERE ARE ONLY TWO POSITIVES, EITHER YOU GET THAT JOB, OR GET REMEMBERED.
Remember Matt Gerald, the villain of “Avatar”(2009). He first auditioned for James Cameron in 1990 for a small part in “Terminator2: Judgement Day”. Though he gave a brilliant audition but was found unappropriated for the part . But was REMEMBERED, and was casted 18 years later as Corporal Lyle Wain fleet in “Avatar.”
Legendre Dustin Hoffman, was not the original choice for his debut film”The Graduate”(1966). For the character of James Stewart, director had a tall basketball player in mind, but a short non basketball playing Dustin Hoffman got the part through sheer brilliance in audition. So, yes talent does change perception.
My personal experience, when I was being considered for Shiv in “OM NAMAH SHIVAY”(1996) I thought Shiv should be a chubby round faced actor, but the director Mr Dheeraj Kumar and creative director Chandrakantji had a lean looking Shiv in mind, there I was.
Moral of the story-
“ALWAYS AUDITION FOR EVERYTHING OFFERED, EVEN IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE WRONG IT”
This is the advise which is passed on to the actors of India’s Top Most Acting Academy”KREATING CHARAKTERS” we groom actors.
SAMAR JAI SINGH