His dogged proclivity to proffer excellence in entertainment has glued his relationship with Bollywood and television by far. Vatsal Sheth of Life Ok’s popular Rishton Ke Saudagar Baazigar chats with Free Press Journal about his show, different shades of his character and more…
What is the mystery behind your character?
A lot of people are asking me this. I don’t know if you’ve seen the episode, the mystery is just going at the peak. My character has lots of shades and is equally complex. It’s definitely not negative. He loves his girl to the depth but he always believes that one can have a perfect life partner, a perfect life and one can have whatever one wants in life, however, everything has a price.
Why is the show’s name Rishton Ke Saudagar Baazigar? Are there any similarities with an English movie 50 Shades of Grey or Bollywood movie Baazigar owing to your characterization?
No, there is no relation to any other movies which you’ve mentioned. The makers really liked the title Rishton Ke Saudagar Baazigar. It’s about how relationships are made and broken.
Out of many shades of your character in the show, which shade represents you in actuality?
Honestly speaking, I am very different from what you see on TV. I am a very boring person in real life. I am completely opposite of what I play on screen. That’s why I enjoy playing characters on screen so that I can become somebody else. Personally, I am very boring. I don’t go out and I don’t party. I am a homely boy. So there are no similarities between the character and the real person.
Do you regret the choices of films that you made?
Honestly speaking I never regret anything in life. I started off with Just Mohabbat which was a number one show. I did a film Taarzan: The Wonder Car which was also number one. People still call me the Tarzan boy. They still love the film. Till date all the kids still watch the film. I got a lot of critical acclaim when it got released. Post that I did a film named Hostel. I did a lot of stuff and I am pretty much proud of the work which I’ve done. To be very honest, as an actor one wants to do something which is very interesting, one wants to do roles which one loves and enjoys doing it and I am pretty fortunate that I got what I wanted. May be it took a little time or may be I didn’t do so much work which I should have done but I am happy.
Why are you still a bachelor?
I am a very boring person in real life like I mentioned earlier. Onscreen, I am such a Casanova playboy flirting around with 4-5 girls but in real life I might not even talk to a girl; I am that shy.
What is your perspective towards relationships that weaken due to the pursuit of perfectionism?
I always believe that a relationship should be the way it is, be it between a girl or a boy or father or a mother or whatever relationship you are talking about. To me, I believe that you can’t demand or ask for changes once you are in a relationship. For example: If I have the habit of waking up late and if I fall in love with a girl and then after a relationship the girl starts expecting me to wake up early or similarly she likes going out every night and I fall in love with her and then I expect her to not to go out every night; I think that’s not acceptable. I feel that one should accept the partner the way he / she is and then the bonding will remain strong.