In his latest interview, best known for his role of Armaan Suri in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, TV actor Apurva Agnihotri opens up on flaunting long hair in Anupamaa.
Definitely the dashing TV star has made his comeback after three long years amidst much fanfare with maverick producer Rajan Shahi’s TRP topping hit show Anupamaa airing on Star Plus and more so it has striked the right notes with audiences and fans. Sharing more about it, Apurva Agnihotri opens up on flaunting long hair in Anupamaa.
His character of Dr. Advait Khanna is being loved by all and shedding more light on why his character has long hair in show, Apurva Agnihotri opens up on flaunting long hair in Anupamaa.
In this recent interview, dapper and nuanced TV star Apurva Agnihotri opens up on flaunting long hair in Anupamaa.
Apurva Agnihotri’s made a comeback to TV amid much fanfare. His performance and look from the ongoing hit show Anupamaa has touched the right chord. The actor is happy with this new found success and wants to be at it so as to impress his fans. He also heaps praises on Rajan Shahi, the producer of the show, for telling such a wonderful and inspiring story beautifully, and also for offering him a character like Dr. Advait Khanna.
When asked about what made him say yes to the character of Advait Khanna in Anupamaa, Apurva said, “The main fact is Rajan Shahi. I love and admire him both as a person and for the kind of work he does. When he narrated the whole character graph, I found it quite exciting. Dr Advait Khanna has many aspects, layers to him. Hopefully, we shall be exploring all those layers in the episodes ahead”.
Also opening up on how much he loves his on-screen character, he shares, “I am a lot like Dr Advait Khanna in real life. I also dream of having my own farm house somewhere away in the mountains or may be in Goa, where I would do organic farming, chill out with friends and family, help people, ride motorcycles and so on. The carefree happy sort of life devoid of any tension, in a constant state of bliss is what I crave for much like him”.
When asked about his third successful hattrick with producer Rajan Shahi in Anupamaa apart from Bidaai and Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, Apurva said, “Honestly, Rajan is one of the finest human beings and producers I have worked with. There is much love, respect and mutual admiration. It’s actually hard to believe that some producers on Indian television can be so nice, trust me I’ve worked with a whole lot of them. I just wish him the best from my heart, he truly deserves it”.
When asked about his experience of working with Sudhanshu and Rupali and reason behind Anupamaa’s success, Apurva said, “Sudhanshu and I stay in the same building and share a good chemistry, and I met Rupali for the first time on the show. I have to say that not only both of them, Paras and all the other kids, in short the entire unit is sweet and caring. I have worked with some of the crew members in Bidaai, so this is like a reunion. I truly believe that Anupamaa is a landmark show on Indian television as many women are identifying with the story, which is huge, and is a very difficult thing to achieve. It normally happens with movies that the entire country is going gaga over on one single film, the actors are being followed etc. Something similar is happening with Anupamaa”.
Opening up on flaunting long hair look in Anupamaa, Apurva said, “Yes, it did. It was surprising because normally the creatives prefer actors with short hair. We don’t see people with long hair on Indian television for some strange reason, but Rajan has always been that brave”.
Sharing about his take on television industry changing over the years, Apurva shares, “There are a lot more opportunities these days for everyone, from actors, directors to writers. If you have the talent, then there’s a lot of scope for everyone. Honestly, big guns like Rajan, Ekta [Kapoor] have been doing so much interesting work over the years, they are only getting better every time. The industry in totality is changing for good, more so, with the advent of OTT, things have only got better, broader. But, I feel the reason many are opting for OTT over TV is because content in the former is more relatable. I hope TV show makers would take a cue”.
When asked about how he keeps himself positive in these difficult times, Apurva responds, “I’m a positive person in real life and that’s what reflects in my posts. They are not about the houses I own or cars I drive and I also don’t use it to publicise myself. My posts are more about my mindset, how I am feeling about a particular day. With one happy picture, I wave out at thousands of others telling them to be content and grateful. My intentions are as simple as that”.
When asked about his knack for photography, Apurva shared, “There was a time when I was invested heavily into photography. I still have my cameras, lights, reflectors etc. But of late I’m not following it but eventually, I would love to turn to it again. A year and a half back, a renowned photographer had messaged me to compliment my photography skills, which was both touching and encouraging. He said that my love and passion reflect on my photos and that I have mastered the art quite well. I love capturing beautiful moments, but I guess in life everybody and everything evolves. And I have evolved as a photographer too”.
Also opening up on which medium he finds to be most tough after having worked in TV, Films and web, Apurva says, “I would say films because you have ample time to prepare for your character and better your performance. And I think television is the toughest medium because here you have to mug up many dialogues in a day while you end up shooting quite a number of scenes on the same day. I firmly believe that as an actor you cannot perform well every single day but then that’s life. We might like performances on television but I am talking about great performances. There is a reason why you still remember a Gabbar Singh from Sholay even more than Veeru because writers have enough time to think and create”.
When asked about whether he would love doing Khatron Ke Khiladi, Apurva said, “I would love to. I feel the show will go well with my personality because I am heavily into adventure sports. From bungee jumping, hang gliding to deep sea diving, I have done them all”.