|Method acting redesigned for Bollywood|
Creating Awesome 'Character' based on Bollywood | TV Serial Scripts
Method acting" was created by Konstantin Stanislavsky. Actors research, imagine and create the background of the character in great depth, even looking into things that will not be revealed in the script and may be, never explained by a story writer or a director. Once the actor has a complete grasp of the character, he/she either uses experiences from his own life or from his/her observations in day to day life of people, places and situations to create the character's emotions and attitude to behave the way the character would likely behave.
For Bollywood films and TV serials, there is always a danger of:
Copying or trying to mimic a character based on how a top star (e.g. Amir Khan, Shah Rukh or Deepika Padkone) has performed a similar role in a film
There is always a temptation in an actor try desperately to copy a Bollywood star to portray a character given to him/her irrespective of whether all the attributes of a character profile like physical, mental and social matches with his/her or not.
In the above situations, the performance of an actor may look fake. Remember, a camera is an X-Ray machine!
The solution is to embrace those attributes of a character which match to your own profile and discard the ones which are not matching with you. Start assuming if you are that person,
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Bollywood following Hollywood's ‘method acting’ technique?
|Some of the Bollywood method actors|
Anil Kapoor has decided to go off the radar for two-three months. That means no phone calls, media interactions or public appearances. The actor wanted to focus on his film (Zoya Akhtar’s next) and the second season of his TV show, 24.
Kapoor told Hindustan Times, "It’s important for an artiste. If you really want to create something, you have to do it. Otherwise, you will be constantly distracted."
Similarly, Varun Dhawan has decided to vanish to concentrate on Sriram Raghavan’s yet-untitled film: "Abhi main
Some actors don’t even interact with families during their prep. That’s what Sushant Singh Rajput did for over three months to focus on Dibakar Banerjee’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. While shooting, he was mostly unreachable even to his family and girlfriend Ankita Lokhande. The young actor says he is likely to go through the same process again for Shekhar Kapur’s Paani.
"I try to isolate myself as much as I can… This is the only way I can focus, work hard on “Method Acting Techniques"and convince myself that I have the authority to be the character," he told us recently.
Of course, when it comes to prep, one of the earliest stars to have done it is Aamir Khan. In 2012, he remained disconnected to focus on his TV show, and again for Dhoom:3. Farhan Akhtar, too, did it for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), as did Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Gangs of Wasseypur 2 (2012). "It’s my habit… (To work on Method Acting). Everyone has different ways of working on their craft," he says.
Arjun Rampal is a method actor
After reportedly being signed on for the lead role opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine, Arjun Rampal has now been roped in for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s next tentatively titled Jai Ramji alongside Preity Zinta, Irrfan Khan and Randeep Hooda.
A source close to the actor reveals that Arjun’s role in the film is that of a cop. “His character is based on a real life police officer from Allahabad. He has been meeting cops to get a deeper understanding of how to essay his role.”
On his recent visit to New Delhi, Arjun met police commissioner BK Gupta and a few members of his team to get a first-hand account of the job. “Arjun wanted to get the finer nuances of a cop’s life right. He plans on visiting top police officials from the North to ensure he gets the mannerisms right. He doesn’t want challenging roles to have a caricature-like feel,” adds the source. The gangster film, Jai Ramji, is set in the UP and is expected to go on the floors in July.