“Pink was a wake-up call for me ” – Vijay Varma

Mumbai: Vijay Varma is that actor in the Indian Film Industry who has been loved for his versatility. Other than versatility he is also known for the grey shade characters which he has played in Pink, Darlings, Dahaad etc. But other than the grey shade he is doing unique characters which are a treat to watch. The way he is experimenting the characters is a proof of his versatility. Recently Vijay’s Murder Mubarak also received rave reviews for his performance as a cop named Akash Dogra.

Now the actor feels that he needs to experiment with the characters which are outside this grey zone to showcase the other aspects of his characters which go untapped. When he was asked about the turning point of his career Vijay quipped ” When I did Pink, I didn’t know the repurcussions of playing a negative character. But soon after I realised that everybody wants me to play negative characters, I was inundated with that offers”

It’s quite evident in Bollywood that people easily typecast a character and then it becomes difficult to get out of it. Vijay’s versatility is unquestionable and he wants to work hard to break this trap. He says ” People do start seeing you in a certain way if something has worked. So when I realised that I chose to do different roles to not let that perception get to me. I wasn’t worried because I also had films and series like Jaane Jaan and Kalkoot. It’s just takes one good performance to break the stereotype and I know I had that in me”

Time and Again Vijay has proved himself with his versatility and gradually he has shattered the myth about himself, that he is only capable of doing grey shades. The actor will be next seen in Matka King, Mirzapur 3, IC814- The Khandahar Hijack and Ul Jalool Ishq.


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