Sustaining in the glamour world is not an easy job. Another popular actor Vikas Sethi who is also known as the bad boy of Indian Television shares his story of being missing from the screen and the reason behind it. Vikas who started his career with an adult film, Oops in 2003 moved on to television and played various supportive and negative roles.

The actor was last seen in Rashami Sharma’s Sasural Simar Ka starring Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim as main leads. Vikas played character of Sanjeev Agarwal and after which it’s been almost 2.5 years that the actor has been missing from the circuit.

In a conversation with Bombay Times, Vikas spoke about his disappearing act, "Mine wasn’t a break, it was more like fading into oblivion. But now, I am waiting to make a comeback. I am more focussed — I have changed my look and lost weight. Yes, I have made mistakes, but isn’t that human? If I had known that those mistakes would cost me my career, I would have avoided them. But now, I am positive and in a happy space. I am also getting a good response from people."

Vikas also admitted that the downfall in his career was frustrating. He added, “It was a tough and frustrating phase. It wasn’t just about being out of work, but I was also facing difficulties on the personal front. I was suffering monetarily and was clinically depressed."

Vikas further elaborated on how people around you change when you are in a troubled phase, “I also realised that there are no permanent friends in this industry, more so when you hit a rough patch. Friends who would stand outside my home, requesting me to party with them, distanced themselves when I wasn’t doing anything. However, I am fortunate to have a supportive family, especially my wife Jhanvi and brother Vishal, who helped me sail through. Vishal was by my side while I was fighting to come back and my wife is my driving force at the moment. Now, I work out rigorously every day and always carry a skipping rope with me. I have realised that if you are not fit, you will get cast as older characters. A lot has happened in my life. Honestly, the industry didn’t throw me out, I threw myself out,”.

Vikas has also tried his hand in Bollywood with movies like Deewannapan, Kabhi Khushie Kabhi Gam. Among TV shows, he has been a part of Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kyun Hota Hain Pyaar, Kahiin To Hoga and Uttaran. Now, the actor is looking for a strong negative character to make a comeback as he feels that he has a flair for it.




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