Each actor begins by copying others, says Daya Shankar Pandey


To choose acting as a profession, one must be really inspired by someone they have seen on screen and then of course work hard to be successful. One interesting story we hear is that of Daya Shankar Pandey, whose show Mahima Shani Dev Ki is currently re-airing on Dangal TV. Pandey’s first experience of films was on television, as they weren’t allowed to go to the theatres to watch them.

When asked what inspired him to become an actor, Daya Shankar said, “Every Sunday, Doordarshan used to telecast movies at 6 pm. I have seen so many films of Rajesh Khanna, Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. Though I did not have the sense of acting then, I still believed that was something I could do. Every actor begins by copying others. I used to copy Rajesh Khanna. That was a part of the initial learning process.”



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