Stars are Born, Actors are Made: Pramod Moutho
An interactive session with Bollywood actor Pramod Moutho was organized today by Maestro, an acting workshop in progress in the city since the last 4 days at St. Mathew’s School.
The workshop organized in collaboration with theater groups Nadbrahma, Karmashram, Asharaya and Pacific University has the objective of embossing the talents of the stage artists of our city. It aims at imparting a comprehensive art-process of communicating and interpreting meanings though Theatre.
The objective behind the interaction with Pramod Moutho was to help the participants understand and access the idea of being an actor.
Moutho, an extremely talented and humble person, revealed that his favorite movies are Mother India, The Godfather Part 1 and Scent of a Woman.
in Photo from left: Deepak Dixit, Pramod Moutho and Shivraj Sonwal
Pramod Moutho has been to Udaipur before for film shooting purposes, but this was his first visit for an acting workshop.
The workshop that will go on till the 30th of June boasts of a very decorated faculty of famous theater artists of the city, including Bhupesh Kumar Pandya, Shivraj Sonwal, Mahesh Ameta and Deepak Dixit.
The main attraction of the workshop has been the interaction with the Bollywood Star, Pramod Moutho so far, whose first break as a main screen actor in the film industry was as the Villain, Roshi Mahanta in the commercially successful Movie Khalnayak(1993).
Moutho when asked what he prefers more, Theater or the Camera (Movies), said that he loves to act on Camera but Theater is his base. He said, “I started as a theater artist and still enjoys the thrills and spontaneity of acting live in front of an audience in a theater.”
Pramod Moutho also said that the struggle to survive in the film industry today is far more difficult than entering the industry. He said, “Today I have to maintain my status in the industry, which happens to be the toughest jobs of all.”
He encouraged the participants in the workshop to know the actor in them. He said, “A Star is born, Actors are made.” He inspired the students to find the actor in them.
Moutho, who was born in Punjab, also admired the beauty of Udaipur saying, I would someday like to live here.