Jim Sarbh: “I am sick of playing villains”


Bollywood star Jim Sarbh has admitted that he is fed up of playing the bad guys, despite recent successes in films like ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘Sanju’.

Talking on Zoom TV’s show ‘Open House With Renil’, Sarbh said, “I am sick of playing villains. I am not going to play a villain for a while. It’s not because I don’t like that kind of acting or don’t want to do it, but because I want to try other things now. One must say no to some opportunities to open the possibilities of others. Else, I will only remain a bad guy!”

Acting, it seems, is Sarbh’s destiny, as he explained to Renil. “As you know, before entering the glamorous world of Bollywood, I was into theatre where I played varied roles, from a lover boy to a servant. I’ve been doing plays ever since school. There’s never really been a stop to it. Except for one year, when I went off wandering around and stayed at an ashram for five months. Even there I was cast as Jesus in a play! There was no escaping, so I came back to acting.”

Sarbh is unpredictable in every sense, from his selection of characters to the way he carries himself in public. He is unaffected by the glamorous world of Bollywood but has certainly had the right effect on people, having built a substantial fan following. And while the audience is going gaga over his negative role in his recent film, ‘Sanju’, we can only wait for his next unconventional performance.

Tune in to ‘Open House with Renil’ on Sunday 22nd July at 19:00 on Zoom TV to get a peek into Jim Sarbh’s life.

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