His portrayal of Harshad Mehta in last year’s popular series, “Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story,” has made him a pan-India phenomenon. The actor says he doesn’t believe in competition.
“There can’t be competition between actors. Had it been products, there would have been competition. If I was a biscuit or a soap, there would be competition,” Pratik told in an interview with IANS.
“I am a human being. How can two people, looking so different and having distinct types of acting, be compared? I don’t take the pressure that your next thing has to be bigger than the previous one,” he added.
Gujarati actor Pratik first gained acclaim on stage and was listed in the Limca Book Of Records for his performance of a monologue in three languages, in the play “Mohan No Masalo”. He would tell you that the success of “Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story” was an extension of his steady ascent as an actor, and that it has given him opportunities.
“I would convert this as excitement where people are giving me different opportunities now. They are open to work with me in different subjects — which is very exciting for me as an actor, and I am just looking forward to playing another character. So yeah, I don’t think that much. My theatre background is helping me here,” Pratik said.
He insists fame and success are peripheral products. “I don’t think about all these things (fame and success) because they are peripheral byproducts. I am getting much love from the audience all across, and across all age groups. I don’t think about it much. It is the character that worked for them,” he said, about his “Scam 1992” success.
Before starring on Hansal Mehta’s OTT series, Pratik was also seen in the Hindi movie “Loveyatri”, but he says Hansal Mehta’s web series changed everything.
“It is an absolute gamechanger. It changed a lot of things for me personally and professionally. More so, it has changed the way people look at me now,” he said.
It is “a very overwhelming feeling” for him to receive such love and find it satisfying.
“It has something that I have been waiting for, over the last 16 years,” he concluded. (Agencies)