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Kumud Mishra: “Commercial films are important because they create space for small independent films”


Veteran actor Kumud Mishra says the love and appreciation he receives for his performances makes him believe he is on the right track.

Mishra, whose filmography boasts of acclaimed films such as rock starFilmistaan, Sultan, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Tiger Zinda Hai, Article 15, and Thappad said he was aware of audience expectations and that motivated him to work hard.

“There is no limit to greed. I am in a happy space and there is no lack of work. I am in the right direction. Overall, people love my work and it gives me strength and also challenges me to do a better job.

“However, everything may not always be perfect and fair, there may be times when I won’t be able to perform well, but the attempt is always to give my best,” the actor said. 53 years.

Although he was familiar with the uncertainties that come with acting, Mishra said he takes on every challenge as he sees fit.

“As an actor, there were no obstacles and no problems because I was the one who chose this profession. I was aware of all the uncertainties that this entails… There is a struggle but it is internal “, he added.

From big-budget artists like Sultan and Sooryavanshi to social dramas like Thappad and Article 15, Mishra is known for his ability to make character his own.

The actor thinks that commercial films are important because it pushes him to make independent films.

“There are different reasons to make a film, some because the script is great, some to work with a director and some for the money.

“Money is important, it helps you run the house. Also, it will give you the freedom to do freelance work. I really value big commercial films because they contribute a lot to the cinema and create a space for small independent films.

Mishra’s upcoming lineup includes Kuttey backed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Ali Abbas Zafar’s 84, Mission Majnu with Sidharth Malhotra, Vijay Lalwani’s Empire with Taapsee Pannu and Arvind Swamy and the upcoming season of Tripling.

His last screen appearance was in the Dr Arora-Gupt Rog Visheshagya series created by Imtiaz Ali, which premiered July 22 on SonyLIV.

The show, billed as an original, light-hearted comedy-drama, chronicles the life and times of a traveling sex consultant (Mishra) and his various patients.

The series marks his second collaboration with Ali after 2011 Rockstar.

The versatile actor said that when the filmmaker offered him the show, he immediately said yes as he wanted to team up with Ali again. The show is led by Ali’s brother Sajid Ali and newbie Archit Kumar.

“I know their sensitivity and that they don’t broach the subject to titillate the audience or put cheap humor into it. Finally, the aesthetic of Imtiaz Ali is there in the series and I am comfortable with that,” added the actor.

Mishra said he felt the story of Dr Arora… was worth telling.

“With this show, a dialogue will start in society and maybe we can normalize the discourse on sex,” added the actor.

In addition to Mishra, the series also stars Gaurav Parajuli, Vivek Mushran, Ajitesh Gupta, Vidya Malvade, Sandeepa Dhar, and Shekhar Suman. It is produced by Mohit Choudhary.