Akshaye Khanna: Insecurity

Why is the feeling of insecurity so prevalent in this field? Because the actor is such a dependent person on other people. If I am a painter, poet, composer, I am not really dependent on others. 

While the profession of acting or being an actor is leaving your entire career open to people and the material you get from the outside world. It’s got nothing to do with you.

The insecurity here (for an actor) is that I can only perform, excel and work if work is given to me. That is the essence of the insecurity because you are so dependent on others. Therefore, for an actor the entire quest, from morning to night, years and decades, is to surround himself from the best talents he can find.

This process goes on everyday, relentlessly, till the day your career ends.”

—Akshaye Khanna.