Actor-writer Manu Rishi Chadha, who has appeared in a short film titled ‘Aapke Aa Jaane Se’, shares his experience on why becoming a social media star through dance and comedy videos cannot be a gateway to an acting career Is.
The story of the movie ‘Aapke Aa Jaane Se’ revolves around a middle-aged middle-class man, who works as a shopkeeper, when he posts a dance video and gets millions of views on it. If so, it becomes a sensation overnight. social media,
When asked about his opinion on the new trend, where many social media influencers are bagging big ticket projects based on their popularity, Manu Rishi shared his view in an interaction with IANS.
Manu Rishi told IANS, “There are two ways to look at the whole situation. If you haven’t learned the craft of acting or any performing art then you need to learn it because to have the aspiration to be an actor and to become a professional actor. Acting and performing are two different things.
“We can be popular on social media by making reel videos, TIC Toc Video etc. But when such popularity comes immediately and you do not know a specific reason behind the popularity, it also goes away overnight. So based on some such instantly popular videos, if one decides to become an actor, I don’t think it is a wise decision.”
Quoting one such real life experience, Manu also shared, “Without naming anyone, recently I met one such young man. He is a popular face on Instagram for his reels and short videos. Even I used to like him for such funny videos. He was cast for a project based on his social media followers. When we started working on set, I just realized that she didn’t have the element to perform in front of multiple cameras.
“The nuances of expression, body language or describing a fictional character that he or she is not in real life! You see, it’s all an actor’s job and in that comes craft. So, unless you are an actor who knows the skills of acting based only on the popularity of social media, you cannot make a sustainable career in acting. Manu Rishi added.
The film ‘Aapke Aa Jaane Se’ is directed by Shiladitya Bora and was released on Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Film platform and its official YouTube channel.