Vipin Sharma takes TZP to Canada for Oscar lobbying
By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Vipin Sharma, the man who played the role of Darsheel Safary's father in Taare Zameen Par is mighty excited. His first stint with acting in Bollywood is now reaching out for a global platform. Naturally he prides himself on that and is more than happy to lend a helping hand in lobbying for the film.
"I have lived in Canada for 15 years and have worked there in quite a few independent English films in various capacities. Now is the time for me to gain from all the contacts that I have built there over the years", says Vipin Sharma who won accolades for his true-to-life performance in Taare Zameen Par which is continuing to make waves.
"I am traveling to Canada soon and would be doing my bit in creating awareness about Taare Zameen Par. Though it would be stating the fact, it cannot be denied that Taare Zameen Par is a prestigious project and deserves global viewing. Aamir Khan has a great experience behind him since he has lobbied for Lagaan as well as Rang De Basanti. At my end, I would come up with my share of contribution and help the film gain momentum by the time Oscar nominees list is announced", says Vipin hopefully.
During his stint in Canada, Vipin has acted in quite a few short films that include titles like Commentary: On, The Squeeze Box and Mrs. and Mr. Moosewood amongst others. In addition, he has handled other departments of filmmaking as well and gained rich experience in different fields.
"However, my heart always lied in acting", admits Vipin Sharma, "I am an NSD graduate and had moved to Toronto, Canada for further training. I was there at the Canadian Film Center and during my stint in the country; I started working on numerous English projects. I was involved with the editing side of mainstream Canadian TV and did a bit of experimental cinema. Then Taare Zameen Par happened and though I continued to frequent between India and Canada, now I have moved to Mumbai for good."
Life after Taare Zameen Par has been busy for the actor. He has already made his presence felt in films like Jannat and 1920. "Yes, I am looking forward to some more exciting projects happening from here on. I am continuing to work on Indian as well as International projects. However, the focus right now is to see Taare Zameen Par being evangelized amongst as big an audience as possible. It is a film which is very close to my heart", concludes Vipin.