Amar Upadhyay who is currently seen in Molkki as Virendra Pratap Singh right now has been keeping the fans absolutely entertained. The show has managed to strike a chord with the viewers with the social issue that it deals with as well as the cast's performance. He spoke to India Forums about his journey, something he is looking forward to, and more. Read our conversation with the actor here.
Tell us about your journey so far.
I have been working since 16-17, and I've done films and then I did my first show, which was so successful and then I've done so many shows - tried comedy, negative roles, romantic roles. If I think about it, it is a long time, but I think there is lots more to do. Very many roles are yet to be done, lots is yet to be achieved in life, and I think what I have got is not much, but as an actor, I want more. Whatever show I get, I start with a lot of enthusiasm and treat it as my first show, and give my 101%. Even Molkki for that instance, I want to give more than 100% because a lot rests on my shoulder in the lead role, apart from the writers and the production, and the team. As actors, we carry a lot of burdens, including the writers, because we are the ones who are seen on screen. I still think there's a long journey that is to come ahead.
What would you say is something you are really looking forward to?
I would like to do some crime thrillers, play a RAW agent, because OTT will suit me very well. I also want to do comedy, because that's how I started my career, with Dekh Bhai Dekh and I learned a lot as an actor. I want to try my hand at stand-up also, I want to do it once and see if I can do that because I have a knack for comedy. These are the things I want to do on an immediate basis if I get it. I've done romantic a lot, so something different and something that is not done yet.
In the current social media day and age, everything is more accessible. How does it feel and how do you take their opinion?
This is a very different age of social media, etc. When we were doing Kyunki.., there was no Facebook, Instagram, etc. Whatever access they had was via print articles and what news channels said. But now, the fans can go and search you, your earlier scenes, what you are showing on television, the right wrong, and you have to be more careful in your presentation of the story, in television especially. I think one, we have to be very careful, and I have been getting a lot of positive responses from all age groups, right from the working women, housewives, especially the men, they have been responding well, and that is something which is a rare case. We have been getting super positive responses, and there are people who do criticize the story, I do take it positively and I look at it minutely and forward it to the creative team at Balaji, and improve it in the future stories if there is something that can be done.
Would doing reality shows be something on your to-do list?
I have done Bigg Boss, and that was my major reality show, where I was a finalist and I was there for 90-94 days. It was a wonderful show and a nice experience. They kept calling me every year, the second year, the third year, and following that. In the future, I do want to do more reality shows because they are different and when you need a break from daily soaps. I would like to be a part of Khatron Ke Khiladi in the future and try and explore that because I am athletic, and I love sports and I am competitive in nature, so that is one show which is to my liking and build for me. So maybe the next year, or a year after that, when my leg is okay and I will be ready to be a part of the show.