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'I want to be both – an actor and host'

I want to be both – an actor and host

Maniesh Paul has been typecast for playing funny characters, but the actor wishes to entertain people in different ways. Known for an unmatchable sense of humour and comic timings, Paul will next be seen portraying a serious role in his upcoming movie Banjar.

"I just like to work irrespective of its kind. Whether it is hosting, acting or anything else, my intention is to entertain people. If I am doing hosting, I won't reject the good acting offers coming my way. Similarly, if I will get good opportunities to host events, I would surely give it a second thought. I think I want to maintain a balance between both the mediums because at the end of the day I am an entertainer," said Paul who is known to be one of the most successful anchors of the entertainment industry.

Talking about his film, the 36-year-old star revealed how language was not a barrier while playing a Sardar as he grew up in a Punjabi household. "Working in Banjar was amazing. I had great experience shooting for the film. Though I never played a character like this before, I didn't face any challenges. Also, I grew up in a Punjabi family, I talk in Punjabi at home, and hence language was not a barrier for me," Paul further stated.

Besides his good humour and appealing personality, it is Maniesh's attitude towards difficulties and failures that differentiates him from the crowd. Talking about how he deals with failures, Maniesh said: "I wouldn't say that I haven't failed in my life. There have been auditions where I was rejected, there were other projects that didn't do as good as I expected them to but I don't take failures very seriously. I believe in moving on and I believe every artist should do that. I feel blessed that way, God has been really kind to me."

Neera Bhardwaj

Neera Bhardwaj

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