In an interview with The Indian Express, Pratik Gandhi talked about his love for theatres. Speaking from the sets of Phule, Gandhi said, “Theatre is about instant gratification. What I think, process, and perform has to get translated then and there itself for the audience. It also helps me understand that nothing is permanent. The same play can work wonders today, but tomorrow, it might just not work for the audience. It helps me digest the concept of success as well as failure. I didn’t take success to my head because of what theatre taught me—whatever love that I’ve got from the audience is because of the character that I created. They are in love with that character and his journey, not me. Thus, my endeavour is to not take myself too seriously and focus on the role at hand.”
The Scam 1992 (2020) actor also spoke about not finding success after Hansal Mehta’s series, saying “I’m in the business of experiments and they might not work sometimes. But that can’t stop me from experimenting. I can’t look Harshad Mehta in all the projects that I do, because that’s what people love. If I do that, I’ll become my own destroyer as the audience will eventually get bored of seeing the same thing. As an actor, I want to explore and the moment you are on the exploration journey, there are bound to be certain failures.”
Gandhi will next be seen as Mahatma Gandhi and Jyotiba Phule in two different projects. He also has Woh Ladki Hai Kahan opposite Taapsee Pannu, a thriller called Dhoom Dhaam with Yami Gautam, and a rom-com with Vidya Balan and Ileana D’Cruz.