Naagin 5 Star Sharad Malhotra On Completing 15 Years In The Industry: 'An Actor Could Be A Star In Long Run But A Star Might Not Be A Good Actor'-EXCLUSIVE

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Sharad Malhotra, who is currently seen in Naagin 5 has been in the industry for over 15 years now, so when asked what difference he sees between an actor and a star he confessed that a star is someone whom the audience would like to imitate.

"I think a star is someone who has a commercial value attached to him or her, I am talking about the price, their value is much more than that of an actor. An actor has to completely mould himself, based on his character, be it his style, his body language, his voice modulation, etc., but a star does not have to be that particular character, he has to just be himself. A star will probably have his style, his charm, his aura, and people like to copy a star, so a star is much different compared to an actor," he said. ALSO READ: Naagin 5: Surbhi Chandana And Sharad Malhotra's Intimate Scene Sets The Internet On FIRE; Here's How Producer Ekta Kapoor Reacted

"An actor probably could be a star in the longer run, but a star might not be a great actor. In today's time, people want to see a star, they want to see the way he talks, the way he walks, etc., and when it comes to an actor, he can be a damn good actor but probably the audience will just appreciate them and move on. That's the difference I see in a star and an actor. Not taking away all the respect and love from an actor, I believe that you have to be very true to the character that you have been given but it's the public that makes you a star. You could be a brilliant actor, but you might not be a star for them," the "Banoo Main Teri Dulhann" actor added. ALSO READ: Sharad Malhotra On Naagin 5: 'I Was Scared To Know That EKta Ma'am Wants Me To Play A Negative Character'- EXCLUSIVE

He also revealed that though he considered Amitabh Bachchan as his favourite star, over the years his inclination has moved towards the Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan.

"I used to love Mr Amitabh Bachchan, and I still do, he is a megastar, but over the years it moved to Shah Rukh Khan. He is a star because he has that amazing aura and that amazing style. I think the way he walks, the way he talks, he has that very inimitable style and he has got that swag which makes him a star. So it's him and in Hollywood, it's Johnny Depp. He is extremely charming, he has this aura, he has this amazing style. These people have their distinct style and that is what the audience loves, that is what the audience loves to copy," Sharad concluded.

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