Please share details of your role in Tera Yaar Hoon Main…
My character’s name is Shakti Bagga. My look is pretty formal and I am wearing coat or waistcoat mostly. It’s kind of a comic-villain’s role!
What prompted you to take up a comedy show?
With Sony Sab, I have a very long relationship as I have done shows such as Love Story and Left Right Left, which was at the starting of my career. After 2008 I am coming back to them in 2021, so I am very excited. The other thing is that this show has been created by Amit Aryan, who has given a lot of amazing comedy shows. Also, Shashi Sumeet is a very good production house and we have a very family kind of an atmosphere on the sets.
After how long are you returning to TV?
I was working on TV, but on and off. Recently, I did Aapke Aa Jane Se. I did a cameo role for three months in 2018. Before that, I did Ek Mutthi Aasmaan in 2013-2014 and in between I did one web series. I was looking for some good work and finally got Tera Yaar Hoon Main.
How is the experience of working under Covid protocols?
Everyone takes good care of one another. There is a doctor who is there on the sets;he monitors our oxygen levels and temperature. I got my Covid test done after I came on board. On personal level, I drink lots of hot water and have multivitamins. I also eat dry fruits such as walnuts, dates and almonds regularly.
Any regrets in life?
No regrets in life! When I go through a disappointment, I think that this particular thing was not meant for me and I move on.
What is your focus now as an actor?
My focus right now is on building my craft and making it better. I want to work on my skills.
What kind of fitness regime do you follow?
During the last eight months of lockdown, all I could only do is running as I was at my home town. I have continued that here as well, but, yes, I have been controlling my diet a lot.
What are your plans for 2021?
My resolution for 2021 is that I want to work harder than before. I also want to prove myself.