Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Dakssh Ajit Singh Feels The Divide Between The Film And Television Industries Is Closing

Dakssh Ajit Singh, an actor, feels the typical divide between the film and television industries, which has frequently impeded talent filtration, is closing.
by Vignesh K | January 16, 2023 14:09 IST
Dakssh Ajit Singh Feels The Divide Between The Film And Television Industries Is Closing

Dakssh Ajit Singh, an actor, feels the typical divide between the film and television industries, which has frequently impeded talent filtration, is closing.

 
Remembering the start of his 15-year-long acting career, he says, “I was content with modelling gigs when I was offered a TV show. Fortunately, my character was much lauded by the audience. I felt as if things will be alright from that point on and therefore, I started trying to bag roles in movies. However, like several other actors, I was also labelled as a TV actor by a few makers and casting people and was on stand-by for them.”
 
He adds, “Filmmakers would tell me -- aap TV se ho, mushkil hai. If, at all, I landed a role, there was always the fear of losing it due to groupism and uncertainty. This was despite my doing some realy good roles during my career in the TV industry. Somehow, I was unable to cash in on the praise I was getting for my TV roles. It took me four years to break the jinx.”
 
The actor rose to prominence in TV dramas such as Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak and Laado-2. Singh has also written lyrics for musicals and Punjabi videos. When asked about OTT platforms, Singh said, “OTTs are giving several good actors their due. Before the web revolution, many good actors, artists, and technicians had negligible or no work. Thankfully, OTT happened and took the entertainment industry by storm. While the pandemic was disruptive for all of us, many makers, actors, and technicians succeeded. They did when the consumption of OTT content skyrocketed. I am also among those actors.”
 
Singh is currently enjoying his newfound success and is overjoyed with the type of work that is coming his way. “Some roles change the course of your career, my character Laadi from the series CAT is surely up there. The show has been a game-changer for me. It gave me better control over my career. I am glad that my hard work has been rewarded. The series took time to release but it was able to win hearts. Next, I’ll be seen in a multilingual film that has a huge canvas. This is along with a series titled Gangs of NCR and another project Brown Boys in my kitty,” shares the actor.


Advertisement


Advertisement

Top