Actor Darsheel Safary, who gained widespread recognition with his role in the 2007 film Taare Zameen Par, recently shared insights into the challenges he faced post the movie’s success.
Life Altering Impact
Darsheel Safary recounted how his life took a drastic turn after the critical and commercial success of Taare Zameen Par. The actor revealed that the fame made it difficult for him to enjoy typical teenage experiences.
School Mobbing and Lost Friendships
In an interview on the Pop Talks podcast, Darsheel disclosed that he was mobbed at school, making it impossible to visit the school canteen. Additionally, he lost the freedom to play cricket in the gully near his house, and friendships suffered as a consequence.
One particularly distressing aspect was the impact on Darsheel’s family. His grandmother became increasingly paranoid about his safety, expressing fears of potential kidnapping. This added layer of concern led to frequent warnings to Darsheel’s parents to be vigilant.
A Decade Away from Films
The challenges prompted Darsheel Safary to step away from the film industry for a decade, seeking a break from the overwhelming fame that disrupted his normal life.
Darsheel’s candid revelations provide a glimpse into the unseen struggles that young actors may face amid sudden and intense stardom. The price of fame, as illustrated by Darsheel’s experience, extends beyond the glamour of the silver screen, affecting personal relationships and everyday life.
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