Eijaz Khan keen on doing a negative role
“The last day of shooting was on August 14. When I am not acting or shooting, I do get bored. For the last 15 years, my days have comprised waking up, going for a shoot and then coming back. When I am not doing that, I feel I am not myself or I am not in my element." he says.
While many actors crave time off, actor Eijaz Khan is not one of the them. The actor, who was last seen in the show Moh Moh Ke Dhaage, has not been shooting for a while. He misses it terribly and can’t wait to be back at work again. “The last day of shooting was on August 14. When I am not acting or shooting, I do get bored. For the last 15 years, my days have comprised waking up, going for a shoot and then coming back. When I am not doing that, I feel I am not myself or I am not in my element. Recently, I had a reunion and I realised I should keep working because my father says when you stop working, you grow old. I was supposed to go to Moscow and New York, but then I decided first I will sign something and then if time permits, I will travel,” he says.
Ask him what he wants to do now, and he says, “Primarily, I want to do the kind of work that keeps me busy. I think I am done with the dehati stint now, I would want to do something glamorous and good looking. I would want to get busy on a daily soap. If there is a grey shade to my character, I would love that.”
The actor, who has been part of the industry for a while now, says that it has undergone changes. “Since my show Kavyanjali, a lot has changed. I think the biggest change is that I don’t see longevity in actors. I don’t actually blame them, as the producers want new faces. They don’t invest so much in that newcomer as Balaji did in us. We were given opportunities, time and again, but unfortunately for these new kids, you just get one and two shows and a flash in the pan. Having said that, there are a lot of kids who have come up and turned into good actors. There is a horizontal growth in channels and in the number of shows. Earlier, I remember the longevity of the show was guaranteed for a certain period, but these days a show gets pulled off so soon,” he says.