Actor Pratik Gandhi has carved out quite a reputation for himself, after his brilliant portrayal of stock broker Harshad Mehta in the popular series, Scam 1992. The series, directed by filmmaker Hansal Mehta, was critically acclaimed on a global level, for both the direction and Gandhi’s phenomenal acting.
He is recently gearing up for a Bollywood debut as a lead actor, for the film ‘Bhavai’, where he’s playing an actor who’s essaying the role of Raavan on stage. However, the actor was heavily trolled on social media for taking up such a role. He was also allegedly accused of hurting religious sentiments.
While giving a statement, he said that hurting religious sentiments is not the intention at all and that as an actor, he is perfectly well aware of what and what not to do. “I am only an actor playing an actor in the film. It’s my character who plays Raavan on stage, and what is wrong with that? How is that hurting anyone’s sentiments? If you have a film on Rama, someone has got to play Raavan, isn’t it?” Pratik added.
Evidently, Pratik is unfazed by all the criticism that he’s been getting and is entirely focused on his work. In his opinion, all these controversies are unnecessary, and that they just come in the way while one tries to make a difference.