Om Akapan admits no longer with Polyplus; Temporarily Free-Agent
“Om Akapan” admits that his contract with “Polyplus” has ended, while maintaining that he parted on good terms with the company. He pushes aside suggestions that he’s signed a contract with Channel 7 already. He repeatedly states that he’s a free agent and has no plans as of yet because he’s still very busy filming 2 lakorns that takes up all 7 days.
The news says that your contract with Polyplus has ended
As of now my contract has ended since May 7th, I won’t be extending it either.
There’s also news implying that it’s Polyplus that chose not to extend the contract for you
We had a discussion and came to terms that both sides have the same views on this. The elders have been kind to me and consider that I’m a big boy now, so I should try spending time outside the company. Finally I’d like to thank Polyplus company for giving me the opportunity to be where I am today. For giving me everything I have. Polyplus is like a home to me. They’re like a school that has taught me well. We left each other on good terms. I’ve already spoke with Khun Nid and bid my farewell to her. Khun Nid was kind enough to allow me to spend the rest of my life outside the company. I truly thank her for giving me the opportunities as she has. Going forward I will endeavour to work hard and add new knowledge to my life.
But on the other side there’s also news suggesting that Polyplus wanted to extend your contract, but you chose to reject
We sat and discussed this together and came up with the same conclusion and saw eye to eye. It’s nothing, we’re on good terms. To say that we ended on bad terms, it’s nothing like that. I’ll say this, they took very good care of me. In the past I’ve always had continuous work, and it’s always good work too.
There’s also news saying that you don’t really cooperate with the company when it comes to work. When they ask you to come help with company work, you don’t really go, and for this reason they chose not to extend your contract
That definitely didn’t happen. If it’s office work or work as a spokesperson for the company, I’m glad to attend each time, that’s if my schedule is free to do so.
You’re not disheartened that they refused to resign you?
No. I’m a grown up at this point, it’s time that I spend my life outside the company. Like I already mentioned, Polyplus is like another one of my homes. Now that I’ve grown up, it’s time that I spend my life outside the home. I want to do new things, like go into business or something. Whether or not I’ll be filming less lakorns, I’m not certain about that yet, because this is up to the future.
Many people may view you as an ungrateful child
Like I said, people will tend to have different viewpoints on this. I will never forget Polyplus, how they have created me, for all they have given me, so that I have what I have today.
What company will you sign with now?
Right now I don’t have any plans, because I don’t have time. I’m busy filming 2 lakorns right now “Jao Sao Salatan” and “Wan Nee Tee Ror Khoi”
Has any company contacted you to sign with them?
None at all. But like I said, my contract has just ended only a few days ago.
But the news says that you’ve signed with Channel 7 already
I’m still a free agent actor for now. I’m filming 2 lakorns and it’s takes up all 7 days of the week.
Has Channel 7 talked you yet?
I still have yet to meet with any of the elders.
It’s said that you’re close to Oiy Charabon, one of the executives responsible for producing lakorns, leading many people believe that the exec already invited you to join the company as a contracted actor. You go party with that executive often
If you ask if I went, yes I did. I went with my group of friends, but I don’t go very often. I have not been approached by Channel 7 yet. As for whether or not I’ll sign with Channel 7, let that be determined in the future. Right now I’m not considering it. P’Oiy has not invited me to sign. As for those that consider me a favourite child of P’Oiy, that’s untrue. It’s more like I’ve collaborated with P’Oiy on 2 lakorns so it’s only normal that we know each other.
Having no company take care of your work, does it reduce the work you receive?
No, I try my best to give it my all. Since I’m taking care of myself right now, it’s like starting all over; I’m looking to gain new experiences.
Are you going to slowly fade from the entertainment business?
I’m not going to fade. Truthfully Polyplus is like my home, no matter what happens in the future, I’ll always be glad to serve them. With Polyplus, there doesn’t need to be a contract, because I can collaborate with them regardless.
So from now on, if people were to contact you for work, who will they have to go through?
Right now I’m clueless myself, because my contract just ended. I’m coming out new, so I’ll have to wait and see. I’m still having Polyplus help me out for now.
If Channel 7 offered you a contract, would you be glad to accept?
I’m going to stay as a free agent for now. As for how long I’ll stay a free agent, I’m not certain either.
About not extending your contract with Polyplus, did you seek advice from anyone?
I consulted my parents. I didn’t seek advice anywhere else.
Why would you want to be a free agent? Sometimes that makes it harder to find work
Honestly, I don’t want to be a free agent. I just want to find new experiences for my life. It could be about opening up a business. I have an idea about opening a restaurant, something to do on the side. Or play in a movie. Not just be a free agent.
There will be more opportunity now more than when you were signed with a company?
More of an opportunity or not, it’s not always like that. This company took very good care of me. But I’ve grown up now, my contract has ended. I signed with them for 5 years, and I’ve gotten a lot from this company. I truly thank them.
Source: Thairath | May 15, 2013