Stereotyping is the most common practice: Vinay Pathak


Actor Vinay Pathak, often seen playing light-hearted characters in films like Chalo Dilli, Dasvidaniya, and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, says one gets typecast from his or her first film itself. “In our film industry, from the first film, you get typecast. And this is everywhere. Stereotyping is the most
common practice,” he says.

But the true challenge lies in doing the job differently, he feels. “In my case, I have tried to do different characters. They are not all comic roles, they are very strong characters,” says the 45-year-old who plays a serious role in his next, Bajatey Raho.

Shooting for the movie in Delhi’s winters was “wonderful” for the actor, who also enjoyed collaborating with his old friends — Shashant and Ranvir. “Finally, we were