The leading actor of ‘Medical Building’, Behnam Tashakor, has talked about the series.
In an exclusive talk with ifilm, the actor who started his acting career on the stage and made a successful jump to the small screen with ifilm hit series ‘Medical Building’ talked about his artistic career as well as some inside information on the popular show.
Tashakkor stars in the series, playing the role of a clumsy psychologist down on his luck.
Below are the select sections of the interview originally conducted in Persian.
ifilm: Mr. Tashakkor, you started with theater acting before turning to a TV series star. Did you have the feeling of perhaps not being successful at the time you wanted to do the transition?
Tashakkor: I think most successful theater artists who opt for the small screen are those gaining success on TV or in cinema. In my case, I started going on the stage 18 years back and still think that I’m learning the ABCs of the profession. ‘Medical Building’ was a test-run for me on the small screen where I did my level best to feature the best of my performance in the series.
ifilm: After ‘Medical Building’ you began working with your acting mate ‘Houman Barqnavard’ in other series. How did you find such cooperation between you and Mr. Barqnavard?
Tashakkor: In both ‘Medical Building’ and ‘Cops and Robbers’, Barqnavard was the one carrying the load of humor in most scenes. In many cases, I couldn’t help laughing due to his performance in such scenes. Sometimes we have to repeat a scene more than 15 times.
Before ‘Medical Building’, I just had a nodding acquaintance with Houman; however, our performance gained prominence in the series and people liked to see us act together. I feel honored to have had him as my acting partner in ‘Medical Building’.
ifilm: A year after the ‘Medical Building’ series, you played in the ‘Cops and Robbers’ series with the same actors such as Ms. Shaqayeq Dehqan. This could have been a risk because of the same cast as that of the ‘Medical Building’.
Tashakkor: Yes. But our team, especially Houman and Ms. Dehqan, had the chance to know each other in previous projects as we already played in many sequences together. We had a good interaction with each other. The ‘Cops and Robbers’ series by no means resembles ‘Medical Building’, and Nasser’s character in ‘Cops and Robbers’ was not even close to Dr. Nima’s role in ‘Medical Building’.