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Following the Passion for Acting: Allen Shubhro

Saurav Dey

Acting is an art which deals with delicate emotions. The greatness of an actor lies in subtly exposing the character in front of the audience. Allen Shubhro Gomes, a popular face on small screen and a young theatre artiste, believes in the brilliance of acting. Entering into theatre as an enthusiast, Allen, within a short period, gained recognition for his ability to manifest the characters he plays, both on stage and on small screen. His natural acting and lively presence brought him popularity as an actor at a young age. In a recent chat with Star Arts and Entertainment, Allen talked about his career, dreams and more.

How did you step into the realm of acting?

Allen: Having been born and growing up in a Christian community, I was involved with acting from childhood, albeit in a limited space. From then, a passion for acting grew inside me and that passion got fuelled when I saw a play by theatre troupe Prachyanat. Watching the play I discovered the magnificence of acting. Then I got admission to the Prachyanat School of Acting and finished their six-month course. Later, I entered the troupe, and appeared in a couple of plays.

As a new generation actor how would you evaluate our theatre scene?

Allen: Our theatre has immense potential and it is the cradle of our entire acting arena. I think we need to stick to it for enriching the acting sector. Theatre teaches us how to act, how to be one with a character.

How did you jump into the small screen?

Allen: My first appearance on small screen was in “Icche Holo”, a drama serial by Amitabh Reza. Later, I appeared in many single episode dramas, television serials and commercials. Now I'm busy with television plays. However, theatre is also a regular place for me.

Tell us the difference between the two.

Allen: Theatre is difficult since you have to perform live before the audience, while television acting gives you the chances of a second and third or even a fourth take. Still I get nervous before getting on the stage. One has to go through tight rehearsals before playing any role. So theatre and television are quite distinct though they share many common attributes.

What are your aspirations as an actor?

Allen: I always dream of coming to the silver screen. I love to play unusual characters which the audience are not familiar with. I will even play the role of a 60-year- old, if I'm offered. The characters which the audience do not usually see are my favourites. I love what I do.  My aspiration is to follow my passion and get more involved with acting so that I can present something brilliant to the
audience.

Here's wishing everyone a Merry Charismas!

Published: 12:00 am Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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