Originally didn't plan to be an actor at all - Kay Kay Menon

7th November 2014

Not many know that the thespian Kay Kay Menon originally didn't plan to be an actor at all. It comes as a surprise to discover that such a talented star actually didn't work towards making it big on screen. Post the success of his last film 'Haider', Kay Kay Menon revealed how he got into acting.

"I had some misleading ambitions earlier, which were more or less like desires. I had these false ambitions — marketing and MBA. I didn't do very badly at it, but I realised my calling was something else. So, one fine day, I decided to drop everything and take a plunge into acting. I have no complaints," he said.

Though he didn't desire to be an actor, nobody can take away the fact from him that he is one of the finest actors of the country. But surprised us yet again when he exclaimed that he believes in spontaneity rather than rehearsals.

"I follow the same yardstick or training process for all the roles I do. Unless it is a historical character that requires some research, I don't do research outside the script. His career graph includes a lot of negative characters that he has played so far. But he has a different perspective towards it."

"I believe I have played people, they might be the wrong kind of people, but I have played people. I don't play roles. Roles are extremely finite, but human beings are infinite. The script beckons me. Every acting is internal. External acting is hamming. You have got to dig deep into your own spectrum while playing a character. If I am playing evil, believe me, I am bringing out the evil from within me. This is basically my approach," he stated.

When asked to name one favorite film, he just couldn't pick one. "There are about 12 films from the ones I have done that have a shelf life. There's 'Paanch', 'Sarkar', 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi', 'Mumbai Meri Jaan', 'Shaurya', 'Sankat City', 'Life In A Metro', 'Haider', 'Gulaal', 'Black Friday' and 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd' that I quite enjoyed. I believe that cinema should be made for posterity and not just for a three-day business," he concludes.

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