Posted On Sunday, July 01, 2012 at 08:16:46 AM
Sachin Khedekar is an outrightly candid man, this diarist observed. At a recent event organised for communication students, he had no qualms admitting in front of an auditorium filled with acting hopefuls that he’s an acting illiterate, and that this fact is his biggest regret!
He openly declared that he never received training in acting, and that it’s something he still wishes he had undertaken.
“I could very well look back on my career with rose-tinted glasses, frame the journey in good words and recreate a shiny picture of it in front of you, but the fact is I still miss being trained, and cannot help but wonder where I would have reached today, had I learnt the craft of acting,” he asserted.
This diarist was quite taken aback when he vehemently criticized the axiom about acting being an inate art. “It’s a lie! Acting is 90 per cent craft, which if practiced, moulded and polished, can be acquired.
Despite the lack of training, I believe I am a theoretical actor,” he added, much to this diarist’s surprise. Most of all, this diarist found it ironic to watch an untrained, yet extremely successful actor egg the students to look at acting and its nuances from a technical perspective.
The Mantralaya fire, which did not spare hundreds of priceless documents and computers, did spare two pieces of personal belongings. The diarist has learnt that state chief secretary Jayant Banthia’s coat and his iPad somehow remained unsigned, even though his office is just above the floor from where the fire started.
On Monday, Banthia reported to work, with his prized iPad and sporting the jacket. In fact, his visitors were even allowed to get a whiff of the lucky suit.