02 December, 2020

Tisca Chopra

The actress on her new book, Acting Smart, and how newbies can be both sensitive artistes and canny entrepreneurs

Tisca Chopra

Why did you write a DIY for aspiring actors?

It came from the many acting mistakes I’ve made. Also, the curiosity around movies. The book tries to answer some FAQs....

Is ‘obsession’ the key to great acting?

I'd say passion. If you are comme ci, comme ca about acting, it’s better to join dad’s business.

You said a successful actor must be a sensitive artist and a canny entrepreneur. How does one strike the balance?

An actor must learn to market his wares. So selling oneself without selling out is the key.

Is it the ‘real’ personality that gets you a role or the reading/performance of the character?

Often the real you or me is a far more engaging character than the one makers have envisioned. So it’s wise to ask for a chance to do your bit.

How can amateurs be inventive in a profession that seeks superstars?

The star was an aspirant once. The book will assist youngsters in...



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