He’s won the hearts with his spectacular act on television screen. He believes in delivering a performance worth class. Vikram Singh Chauhan of Star Plus’ popular Jaana Na Dil Se Door talks exclusively with The Free Press Journal about his show, the importance of meaningful content for daily soaps and more…
Are you happy with the audience’s reaction towards the show?
So far we’re getting positive response and I’m happy about that. People love the show and that the time has been shifted to 10:30 P.M I believe that we may garner more audience now, so let’s see how it goes.
Do you think that shifting show time really affects the TRP of the show, no matter how the content of the show is?
Not really but I think the content is the first utmost thing which is required for the show to run. Even at a 5:30 P.M. slot Jaana Na Dil Se Door was doing well. Even if you see many shows which get aired on prime time, they work out for just around 2 to 3 months. I believe story is the first thing for a show to run successfully.
What according to you is important, screen space or meaningful character?
A meaningful character because as an artist, we always want something which brings challenge for us to play and that automatically gets screen space if one does one’s character well.
Does an actor’s stardom make the character successful or does the character make an actor successful?
I think it is true on both sides. Many a times, it’s the character which makes you successful and if you’re already a superstar then anything that you’d do would be successful. Till the time you’re not a superstar, you’d need a character to be a superstar but once you’re a superstar, any character that you’d play would be a hit.
How do you spend your spare time?
Mostly, I like watching TV, reading books. I prefer staying at home and that’s the best way to relax and I hate traveling a lot.
Do you think Indian daily soaps need to experiment more on genres?
Since past years, there have been a lot of experiments that have been done. The audience that we garner have been liking these genre shows from past many years. Anything you experiment now wouldn’t be working. Hence, lots of channels don’t try to experiment much now. This is because the story works out but they don’t garner TRPs.