Regular Shows Don't Excite Me; Good Shows Keep My Audience Engaged: Gautam Rode

Gautam Rode, like every ambitious actor, hopes to be part of great projects that win audiences’ hearts. But, he admits that’s not always possible, and also “normal scripts” do not excite him anymore.

“Good shows have to get made in the first place... The regular ones don’t excite me as an actor but at the end of the day, I have to work to earn my bread and butter,” says Gautam, who has done TV shows such as Saraswatichandra, Maha Kumbh: Ek Rahasya, Ek Kahani and Suryaputra Karn.

The actor is also cautious to not be in the public glare all the time. “I’ve worked hard for four and a half years and I did not stop at all, so it has been a hectic journey for me. People also get tired of seeing you, so you have to just take a little break. The audience should want to know where you are,” says Gautam.

The actor is now gearing for his upcoming film, Aksar 2. Asked if he plans to eventually choose either TV or films, he says: “An actor can never plan. You never know what can work in your favour or not and then, may be the whole dynamics can change. If films don’t work, you have to be realistic and keep taking up television projects.”