Will carry lessons from lockdown to fatherhood: Sumeet Vyas

Justin Rao

Mumbai, May 15 (PTI) Actor Sumeet Vyas says lessons from the lockdown and the way human beings have to rethink their lives will help him in his journey of becoming a father soon.

Last month, Sumeet and actor-wife Ekta Kaul, who got married in 2018, announced they are expecting.

The 'Veere Di Wedding' actor said the way people lived their lives will have to be reset, thanks to the nation-wide lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

'If we are not able to learn lessons from this lockdown as human beings, then this would be a failed exercise. This has happened for a reason, spend time with each other, ourselves, question how we went about things.

'How we wanted to consume everything nature had to offer without anything to give in return. That's the biggest lesson that I'm learning. I'm sure that'll help me as a parent when I move on to that journey,' Sumeet told PTI.

The actor says the lockdown has come as a 'boon' for the couple at a time when they're about to turn parents.

'Fortunately for us, it has come out as a boon because we both were always keeping busy and didn't get enough time to spend with each other. This turned out at a time when we needed to spend time together and we got to.' The actor is now gearing up for his latest, 'Official Bhootiyagiri'. The Arre original horror comedy series is currently streaming on MX Player.

Sumeet says horror comedy is a 'tricky genre' where writers and actors have to tread on the thin line of justifying both the genres without overdoing one.

'It was a harder task this season as we weren't just doing regular comedy but horror comedy. So we were trying to make sure parts which are scary should come out as authentic horror so that the comedy works.

'When you see someone getting scared, that reaction is what is funny. It wasn't easy... I was essentially trying to make sure, along with the writers, to keep the sanctity of the script as much as we can.' The actor, known for his extensive work on digital platforms, especially his slice of life projects with long-time collaborators TVF, feels the way content and it's consumption is changing rapidly, an artiste has to keep up with times.

Sumeet says it's not just comedy which runs a risk of getting dated, but all genres.

'What we felt was emotional ten years ago may not be effective that much today. Recently I was watching the old 'Agneepath', which had affected me to another level when Amitabh Bachchan ran through the fire, but today when I watch the same film, it seems un-relatable.

'Because everything has changed so much, genre of acting, the way people consume entertainment. Same with comedy. There was a time when it was in your face, was louder and people liked it. But today they don't like it. Comedy is constantly evolving and we have got to keep up with the times,' he added. PTI JUR BK BK