Actor Sharad Kelkar who was recently seen in The Family Man 2 had previously revealed that he suffered from the speech disorder in his childhood. Now in a recent interview, Sharad opened up about his battle with stammering. He revealed that as a child, he was bullied for it.
“You know, I used to suffer from stammering. I was mercilessly bullied as a child for it. But look at me now; I’m in a profession that requires me to use my speech skills.” He said.
Sharad has starred in numerous projects before The Family Man 2, such as Laxmii in which he played the role of a trans person. He was also seen in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. He dubbed for Prabhas in the Hindi version of Baahubali. But did you know that there was a time when Kelkar almost gave up on acting due to his stammer.
“There were a lot of rejections. I used to stammer, so acting was a faraway thing for me. I used to stammer a lot so rejections were. But that made me strong that gave me the strength to correct the things that were wrong. Stammering was a problem so I got rid of that. It took me two years to get rid of stammering. Rejections are good, I believe. They give you the strength to work harder towards your goals,” he said.