These celebrities share their thoughts about whether it is necessary for actors to have an alternate profession.
I always wanted to be an actor and I’m an actor by choice. If I’m focused on Acting, I’m totally focused on acting. In a daily soap, doing a daily soap is a lot of commitment. Alternate profession is a good idea. If your physical presence is not needed much, it’s all about goals and time management and financial stability is surely a need.
Alternate career is a must. Entertainment industry is an unpredictable and disorganised sector. There’s a lot of competition. There’s always a substitute available. Financial stability is important. So if you have a fall back option, you can multitask and also be choosy about the kind of work which you take up.
Nyrraa M Banerji
To have an alternate career or not is a personal choice. In the TV industry, work may not be constant for everyone. Financial stability is surely important. As of now I’m totally focused on acting and acting is like oxygen to me.
Yes one should have an alternate career. It’s always good to multitask. Entertainment industry is disorganised with films flopping and TV shows going off air abruptly. The stability is uncertain. An empty mind is the devil’s mind. One should constantly work and follow one’s heart.
An actors job is one of the toughest jobs because one needs to be very patient and has to have a mental stability to do this job because sometimes an actor can become famous overnight and sometimes it takes years to achieve the success. It’s evitale for an actor to have an alternate profession. The only reason that an actor should have an alternate profession is if he is not able to sustain financial stability in his life. Everyone needs money and if you are not famous and successful there is a shortage of money and to cover up that and handle the day to day lifestyle you need money. So in today’s world you need an alternate profession not only in acting but in any profession. You need to have multiple sources of income
It’s not only about acting but if you are in any profession you should have a plan B. I feel for an actor it’s really important to have an alternate plan because after doing a show if you have a gap you can be busy with your alternate thing. In the television industry, we all have the habit of being busy and when we get breaks we travel around but then can lead to boredom after some time. Also if you have an alternate work you can choose your shows and characters accordingly but if you don’t have any other options you have to take up the show or work no matter what. It’s important to have an alternate profession as it gives you confidence
I feel if you are in the acting line then you should focus on that job only because if you are thinking about two things then your mind gets diverted. One should have a motive fixed because then only one gets successfully. An actor can do many things and can survive with their art. People are doing theatre and are earning well and running their houses. Having an alternate profession can lead to confusion. One should choose one thing and give their 100 percent to it
I think it’s important for any one in the creative field to have an alternate profession or should definitely make some sound investments. That way you can choose what projects you want to do and you don’t have to do anything and everything that comes your way. Yes, handling business & television becomes challenging & taxing at times but it’s worth it.
Yes, every actor should have an alternate profession because this line is very uncertain and in order to be confident and secure one should always secure his or her future and as we all know that all actors work on a per day basis so sometimes there is work sometimes it is not. Once confidence shouldn’t be lost because acting is all about being confident and being the best. This confidence comes when we are financially strong and not dependent on anybody. So I think every actor should have a side profession