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Vishwajeet Pradhan Quotes:

When I got a call from Hansal Mehta, the CEO of White Feathers, asking me to come for one of their films, I was very happy. I thought they’d have an interesting role for me. But when I got to know they just wanted me to stand in for Sanjay Dutt for some scenes, I decided to give this offer the pass.

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I needed a break from the breakneck speed of daily soaps.

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I got plastic surgery done on my face because my skin burnt during the shooting of one of my films.

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I avoid oily food. I am a vegetarian and it has helped me a lot.

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Emptiness will always cripple me.

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I have a good grounding in yoga. I have been doing it from my graduation days.

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I have always seen Rajesh Khanna coming on the sets with his secretary only and no one from his family.

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I feel when a new comer acts in his first film, he starts feeling top of world and nature changes due to the stardom. And then downfall starts to happen.

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It has happened with me that I get a role of a cop for a film. Few directors typecast you if you do that particular role well. But, it is the actor who has to decide whether he fits in that role or not.

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Doing films and TV together becomes difficult to manage when you have too many things in your hand.

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For a man it’s not easy to play a woman onscreen. You have to wax your body. You dress up a lot to be able to do justice to the portrayal.

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Wearing the sari, adhering to the parda system and all those things are really taxing. After wearing a woman’s attire, I came to understand what they go through daily.

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After a certain point of time, life’s practicality hits you. So I got into theatre, did stage plays and worked along with Naseeruddin Shah and Nana Patekar, people who are committed to the craft part.

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Explaining to my children, especially my daughter, that I will be dressed as a woman, and will be playing a eunuch was a tough task.

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As an actor I want more and more challenges, I want to reinvent myself.

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My father was into politics. After his death things got slow. We were meeting different parties and everywhere I heard people grumbling and cursing politics and the state of the nation. I made an effort and I am trying to fulfill my social responsibility.

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Any holiday my group of friends and I managed to get, we would catch the early morning train to Lucknow to watch films.

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There was a time when villains were stylized as very fashionable with gelled hair, girls in arms and cigar in mouth but now films have come closer to the reality. Realism has entered our industry.

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Television demands continuity and more work month after month. One has to also maintain quality as it reaches not just India but U.K., Canada, Pakistan, and Dubai as well. It is very powerful. And the risk of flopping like a film is also not there!

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I got ‘slotted’ and started getting offers similar to the role I had in ‘Maryada.’

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Once I had gone for a shoot at a remote Fiji island in the middle of Pacific Ocean and I was thoroughly bowled over the popularity of this character there! I’ve also got positive feedback from U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Pakistan and Dubai for my performance as Brahmanad.

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It is an irony that the era of crafty villains such as Gabbar Singh or Mogambo has gone away.

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Where there is a hero, there is always a villain.

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When I met Feroz Khan, he offered me a role of a villain in ‘Yalgaar.’ He also asked me to build my physique. As for villains action is a must, so I joined a gym.

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Because of television, people are now more exposed about actors – one gets to know about actor’s personal life. People know that we are just playing characters.

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I was once in Delhi and one guy looked at me and shouted, ‘kutiya, kutiya, kutiya’ – it is a dialogue from my film ‘Kasoor.’ The guy couldn’t recall anything else apart from this. It was funny but interesting – it shows the kind of impact my character has made on the audience.

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I do a mix of exercises – cardio, gym, yoga.

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I want a fit body and not a fantastic muscular body.

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It will sound quite weird but I actually watch TLC as I love to travel. It’s like sitting in your drawing room and traveling to a new world.
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If I am not playing the villain then I’ll play the friend, or the brother who dies in the third reel.

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In a film, there are too many characters. If the film is not a hit, then nobody really notices your work.

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On television one gets to do things in detail and at an easier pace. You can experiment a lot with the character, give it lot more time, and let it grow.

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In a typical Hindi film, there’s the role of the hero, the heroine, and the other important character is the villain.

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I have played a cop a lot over the years and sometimes I get a bit scared of being typecast.

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Many number of times I say no when a producer or a director asks me to do a cop’s role, unless the film is very interesting.

Vishwajeet Pradhan

Both films and TV have their compunctions, their positives and negatives. For example, I explored a character at great length in ‘Maryada’… which can be the ultimate high for an actor, but I won’t get this luxury as a film person.

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The simple, sweet films without the star power often manage to tell a better story.

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I remember when I was in Allahabad University, Amitabh Bachchan had come to campaign in Allahabad. I realized then the sort of expectations people had from him.

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I may have given my best performance but what if the role gets edited?

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My father was an MLA and I’ve grown up knowing the kind of stuff that goes behind the working of a party and the role of the party people, and I used to think that one day I too would be a part of it. But when acting happened, politics took a backseat in my mind and I concentrated more into building my acting career.

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Because you are seen on the screen, whether big or small, the people in remote places are in complete awe of you.

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I’m confident about my stint with politics. But I won’t leave acting, one, because it brings me my daily bread, and second, I realized that whatever little extra recognition I have today, it’s thanks to my acting career.

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Yes, it is funny that most of the roles that I have played so far have been negative. I have been typecast as a villain.

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Waxing is a very painful exercise and I don’t know how women do it so often.

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Getting into acting was a challenge for me as I belonged to a political family.

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After my schooling in Meerut, I was sent to Allahabad for further studies to become an IAS officer. It was there that I got the freedom to do whatever I wanted to, and it was in Allahabad that I first did theatre.

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Being from a small town my parents wanted me to become an IAS officer but being an actor I lived the life of everyone. I’ve been a cop, a hardliner politician, a magician, a watchman, a don, a smuggler, an officer all in one life!

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I never got a lead role and I make no bones about it.

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But I’ll always be glad for knowing a person like Shah Rukh. He is one man who hasn’t changed at all.

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After two years in TV, I realized that I need a break from 9 to 5 routine work. I just wanted to explore and get back to movies for a while.

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I am choosy for the kind of show I will take up.

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I’m a self-made actor in Bollywood. And when I see actors far more good-looking and talented than me struggling for a place, I feel quite happy with my place.

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Fortunately, my wife shares the same values and is extremely supportive.

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My wife and I don’t believe in exchanging gifts. A happy and healthy life together is our gift to each other.

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I’m glad my parents found a perfect match for me in Sonalika. The secret to our successful marriage is that we give each other respect and space. We are friends and not just spouses.

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I’ve played positive characters. But those films haven’t been noticed.

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I played a eunuch in ‘Shabnam Mausi’ with Ashutosh Rana and no one even knew when the film released.

Vishwajeet Pradhan

I sometimes catch up ‘Simi Selects India’s Most Desirable.’ Sometimes I watch reality dance shows, too. And yes, the strangest of all is that I watch ‘Tom and Jerry’ on Cartoon Network with my son.

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I have absolutely no problem on doing a negative character. If that matches up to my acting caliber, I will definitely do that.

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I have only one hobby and that is acting. It’s my passion, my hobby, so I don’t need a break to pursue my hobby.

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It’s not that I was not getting offers but I don’t want to do petty and insignificant roles again and again.

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A police officer asked me why I agreed to play a Pakistani in my films. I told him that someone has to do different, na. If everyone will become Indian army officer then how the story will proceed?

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I feel that the movie in which I’ve played a cop or army man have been bigger hits. That’s why people remember me more as a cop or army person. I’ve even noticed that a lot of films in which I’ve played a variety of wonderful roles haven’t done well.

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When I was shooting for the film ‘No Problem,’ there was a fire on the sets and I had some burn injuries in my leg.

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I had been working nonstop for two years and needed a break. Instead of flying or booking myself at the usual holiday spots, we decided to drive across south India. The only thing that changes in the landscape are the posters of film stars and politicians.

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People recognise me for my role as S.P. Brahmanand in the serial ‘Maryada – Lekin Kab Tak.’

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I have worked in Telugu films. I found Bengali easier and sweeter than Telugu.

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I started my career in movies with Sanjay Dutt in ‘Yalgaar’ and then in ‘Aatish.’ And I’ve the greatest respect for him.

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Who is Vishwajeet Pradhan?

Vishwajeet Pradhan is an Indian Bollywood actor who has appeared in several film, including Yalgaar, Raaz, Karam, Zeher, Zakhm, and Lamhaa. Vishwajeet also plays a role as inspector or commissioner.

Now [when is that? ] plays the antagonistic role of S.S.P. Brahmanand Jakhar in Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? On the TV. He ‘s married to Sonalika Pradhan, a fashion designer. They’ve got two girls, Dhruvika’s daughter and Ojas’ son. Vishwajeet and Shah Rukh Khan made their debut at the Fauji Serial in 1988.