How Can You Be A Good Actor And Enter Film | TV Industry
"It is the ingredient I would look for in a prospective star. One need not have a conventionally good-looking face, but it has to have character. A face you would turn to look at a second time, one that doesn't get lost in the crowd! A classic case is Shah Rukh Khan, who does not conform to conventional good looks. Yet, his intensity and character stood out even when he was a television artiste"~Karan Johar (Producer Director Bollywood): The 10 commandments of acting
I. You Shall Not Compromise
Too many actors accept and settle for being good when they have the potential to be great.
II. You Shall Not Lose Track of the Big Picture
Actors tend to fixate on short-term details, like finding a good agent and getting the perfect headshot. That’s fine, but the career path you choose will be determined by your long-term goals
III. You Shall Learn How to Network
Knowing how to meet and interact with industry professionals is an essential skill.
IV. You Shall Be Realistic
When you’re just starting out and you don’t have many credits of roles in films, TV serials or commercial ads , don’t dream and ask for the lead roles. There’s nothing wrong with aiming high, but you can’t lose yourself in the clouds.
V. You Shall Learn to Shut Up
Actors spend way too much time talking about themselves and expressing their opinion on others without being asked. Try keeping quiet every now and then, especially when you’re talking to people in the industry. Be a good listener. Who knows? You might actually learn something.
VI. You Shall Question the Source
Don’t believe everything you hear. You know the actor who met in the audition room who’s half as talented as you but claims he got the role with Deepika Padukone in a feature film. Or a pseudo-producer / director who offers you a role with security money. They are lying.
VII. You Shall Learn to Say No
You don’t have to jump on every opportunity that comes your way. Ask this question to yourself “will it be good for my future or present?”.
VIII. You Shall Take Chances
You took a huge risk when you decided to become an actor. So why not keep that daredevil spirit alive as you pursue your career?
IX. You Shall Be Mentally Strong And Healthy
Accept Rejections. They aren't personal. Perhaps they wanted just another person. Your ego doesn’t control your life. Others do not have the power to crush your dreams. Only you can do that.
X. You Shall Wait
Never give up come what may. Success for an actor is a long struggle. Be patient. Make arrangements for a long journey.
XI. You Shall Have Financial Resources
It's a long uneven road with pot holes of financial instability on the way. You must have reasonable finances to keep you going
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