Being famous on TikTok doesn’t make you a good actor: Vasay Chaudhry
Veteran screenwriter and actor Vasay Chaudhry in an interview with Rafay Rashdi shared some concrete advice for those looking to break out as performing artists.
The Jawani Phir Nahi Ani actor said: “I receive a lot of messages where people are asking me for advice on how to enter the industry. I would like to share few things with them. Firstly, those who are studying and those that can afford an education should first complete it. After that, they can think about this field. This (not completing one’s education) I feel is the biggest tragedy with regards to the line of work I am in,” he said.
Adding on, Chaudhry talked about how there are no shortcuts to success. “I am going to use slightly crass terminology over here. Raghda khanaey sey nah darein (Don’t be afraid of the grind). A lot of people who want to become actors are not only afraid of this, they want to bypass it altogether,” he stated.
“You might be famous on Instagram and TikTok but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be able to become a good actor. You might have a pretty face and re-enact something with a song in the background but that does not mean that you are, big, good or great. Don’t confuse the two things.”