Abhinav Sharma is the new young actor who has risen to fame after the massive success of the new season of ‘Mismatched’ on Netflix. The handsome actor has been called the epitome of the new-age chocolate boy hero or the boy next door character. However, there is much more to this young lad than meets the eye.
Speaking to Prateek Sur, Abhinav Sharma talks about his journey, his peers, fitness, trying to avoid stereotypes and how actors these days are trying to maintain an alternate source of income. Excerpts from the candid chat:
You’ve received a good response for your recent release, ‘Mismatched 2’. Tell us a bit about your journey in acting. Where did it start and how did you end up here?
I was born and brought up in New Delhi so it was during my school years that I started doing plays and skits which then carried forward to college. I went to Hansraj College at Delhi University so the theatre scene there was and still is I believe some of the finest, bravest and most inspiring works that you see. Post that I moved to New York and went to The Lee Strasberg Theatre And Film Institute which gave me the proper impetus, guidance and belief to move to Bombay, and since then It’s been what I believe to be one of the best decisions I’ve made.
As a young actor auditioning is a part of the process of acting. Who are your peers whom you look up to or talk to while you’re preparing for an audition?
I think it was during my time at drama school in New York when the teachers there gave us a very detailed understanding of how the industry and the auditioning process work.
I remember being so excited for my audition classes in school, preparing with that one scene or piece of work that you’d get to perform and knowing that the best thing you can do for your career is to approach auditions like you’d approach the character once you got the job. It’s unprofessional to take an audition for granted and irrespective of how it works out no casting director ever forgets…