Ankit Gupta continues shooting for 'Junooniyatt' despite swollen fingers
Ankit Gupta of 'Junooniyatt' pushes through the pain to perfect his role as Jahaan, shoots despite swollen fingers.
COLORS' 'Junooniyatt' has struck a chord with viewers with its enchanting story of music and love. A soul-stirring journey of music and love, ‘Junooniyatt’ chronicles the lives of three aspiring singers, Jahaan (played by Ankit Gupta), Jordan (played by Gautam Singh Vig), and Elahi (played by Neha Rana) who follow their dreams while love beckons. Resonating with the new-age audience, the show is keeping the viewers glued to their TV screens keeping its promise of wholesome entertainment.
On the other hand, the lead actors are leaving no stone unturned to live up to the fans’ expectations and bring their characters alive. Ankit Gupta, who shot to fame with his stint in 'Bigg Boss 16', is essaying the role of a music aspirant named Jahaan in the show. However, little did he know that perfecting the role would come with a price, as the continuous strumming of the guitar for his character has resulted in swollen fingers. But Ankit is not one to back down from a challenge, and his dedication to his craft is nothing short of inspiring.
The actor is a music buff and has been learning how to play the guitar to lend authenticity to the part he is playing in the show and justify his portrayal of Jahaan. Talking about the experience of learning an instrument Ankit shares, “I am learning the basics of guitar strumming so that I can do justice to the character of Jahaan, who is a passionate and aspiring singer. I've never really played an instrument in my life, and this is the second time when I am holding a guitar. It’s a new experience and I will keep practicing till the guitar looks like an extension of my body. Some shots require me to strum the guitar at a fast pace, leaving my fingers swollen and bruised. That’s all right because no pain, no gain. These scenes are crucial, and I don’t want to spare any effort in looking natural as Jahaan.” He further adds, “I want to thank the audience for the love they showered on the show and their support makes me feel that going the extra mile is worth it.”