His recent release, Bhuj: The Pride of India, brought him a great response, and Sharad Kelkar couldn’t be more joyful. What he considers the best commendation is people letting him know they could only see the character, and not him.
“For any actor, the best thing is people seeing the character and not an actor in the film. If you look and be the part, that is a compliment. People never saw me in the film, and that is the victory of an actor,” says Sharad Kelkar
While his TV shows and movies all offered him enough chances to prove himself, there are undoubtedly be some of them which Kelkar needed to take up for different reasons other than the job. Furthermore, the actor concedes that he compromised now and then.
“Obviously yes. I am a common man, I have to run my house also. If I was single and didn’t have that responsibility then yes I can take that chance of doing stuff that I want to do. But I am a family man and have responsibilities, so sometimes I don’t think about it,” he shares.
He adds, “Somebody is making a project with passion, respecting me and giving me a role, and paying me too. I don’t think there is anything wrong. Work is work, I will give my 100 percent whether it is a small or a big film, web show or TV, anchoring an event… rest is the luck of the project.”
The actor feels it is a ‘miracle’ that a portion of the projects that he expected the least from, ended up being well. He says, “You never know what will turn into gold. The only policy I follow is to keep on working and giving your 100 percent. Rest, you leave it in the hands of God. You must have heard from a lot of actors, and a prominent one is Akshay Kumar, that 70 percent is luck and 30 percent is hard work, we have to leave something to luck also. You can’t be perfect every time, you might go right or wrong.”