Namish Taneja is taking the off air news of his last Star Plus show, Ikyawann in his stride.
Says Namish, “Contrary to what people say, at the end of the day, it still made a profit, and lasted for ten months. It is akin to saying that although Salman Khan’s film tanked, yet it made a 40 cr windfall.”
“Here, I will admit that sometimes, big commercial success is not commensurate with the toil and sweat put in. I really bent my back for this Panorama Entertainment product, compared to the fewer, uneducated efforts that I put in for a hugely rated show.”
His call to fame was Swaragini – Jodein Rishton Ke Sur.
“Our differentiated concept did get the numbers at first, but then I really do not know what went wrong; maybe the time slot was not right,” he adds.
“Success is not in our hands; we can just put in our best and hope for the rest. Even Tiger Shroff took time to find his calling. All in all, Ikyawann was an amazing experience. I really enjoyed it, for I got to do so much as an actor,” states Namish.
Looking ahead, he says he is looking for interesting characters. “I have been lucky to have got a chance to play most genres in my short TV career.”
His other shows include Ekk Nayi Pehchaan and Comedy Nights Live.
For the moment, Namish is not very excited about the web format, “For I am getting good TV offers, and nothing substantial is yet to come my way from digital.”
Like all actors, Namish too harbors big screen dreams. “But I’d rather furbish my acting skills before that (theater and workshop), for I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder.”
“As an artist, I always try to become the character I enact, e.g. if I play a Gujarati, I will attempt all mannerisms associated with them. Secondly, and more importantly, I always do my scenes as naturally as possible. I am more the guy next door, rather than the heroic dude doing his stuff.”
In closing, we ask him whether he would want to beef up. “I am on old school guy who believes that finally what matters are your acting skills. Brawn is just a value addition that anybody can develop. While I have built my body to an extent, shortcuts are not my thing, knowing their harmful side-effects. Slow and steady eventually wins the race.”
Best of luck for future endeavours, Namish!!