I am allergic to the word ‘comeback’: Palekar
Bollywood actor Amol Palekar may be returning to TV after a long <g data-gr-id="34">gap</g> but he does not like it to be called his ‘acting comeback’.
Over the last two decades, Palekar, 70, has made an effective transition from acting to filmmaking with critically-acclaimed films like Paheli, Quest and <g data-gr-id="29">Dhoosar</g>. The actor-director, however, said, he was always open to acting offers.
The actor-director will be seen on the small screen in the upcoming Hindi TV show Roshni... Ek Nayi Ummid, which will be soon aired on ‘Life OK’ channel.
“I have a strong allergy to this word comeback. I don't think there is any kind of comeback. I was an actor by accident. So how that accident happened that I have said several times,” the 70-year-old actor said here. “But I chose to become a filmmaker and so I stopped acting. But having stopped acting I had never closed the shop if there was something interesting, challenging, different I would be happy to do so,” Palekar said.
“Roshni...Ek <g data-gr-id="26">Nayyi</g> Ummid is a medical drama based on the backdrop of <g data-gr-id="33">clash</g> of ideologies within the family. “I liked the content, the approach of the production team and whatever was told and promised to me is happening I am enjoying it. I was very happy to be part of this show,” the Golmaal star said.
Palekar said his industry colleagues had warned him about the long working hours of television. “I had heard horror stories about television scenario from my colleagues and particularly daily soaps how they shoot, how people have to work round the clock.