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Brahmarakshas 2’s Arpit Ranka on balancing between an actor and a father’s role

Arpit Ranka says, ''He is habituated to talking to me continuously and hence when I am shooting, I make sure to speak to him every 2 hours.''

Published: Tuesday,Mar 23, 2021 09:19 AM GMT-06:00
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Zee TV launched the second season of its immensely successful weekend thriller,?Brahmarakshas. Produced by Balaji Telefilms, the show narrates the gripping account of the Brahmarakshas who has returned with twice as much power and is on a mission for immortality. The show recently took a two-year leap, bringing in a package of surprises for its viewers. While on one hand a grieving Angad (Pearl V. Puri) was seen mourning the loss of his beloved Kalindi  (Nikki Sharma), on the other hand, Kalindi’s look-alike and twin sister, Chandni entered as the modern ‘chorni’ and brought in a new twist to the storyline. Amidst all of this, a new character of an inspector named Yug Suryavanshi essayed by television actor, Arpit Ranka was introduced within the show whose only motive is to catch Chandni.  

Like his earlier characters, Arpit has been giving utmost dedication to this role in Brahmarakshas 2. And while the actor loves committing to each role, the bags be it in serials or films, he is a doting father who refuses to let his acting life come in way of his parenting towards his son. Extremely close to his 5-year-old son, Arnidh Ranka, the actor ensures to make regular calls and make his son feel his constant presence.

Talking about how he does this, Arpit said, “Like every father and son, I too share a very special bond with my son, Arnidh. He is habituated to talking to me continuously and hence when I am shooting, I make sure to speak to him every 2 hours. He doesn’t usually sleep in the night until he speaks to me, hence when we shoot overtime or night shifts, I ensure anyhow that I get to wish him goodnight before he sleeps.  While I always spend quality time with him when I am shooting in Mumbai, it does become slightly difficult to take out some time when I am shooting outside Mumbai for my south films. Even then I still try to video call him whenever I can and be in touch with him. At times it is tough to balance the personal and professional roles but that way I am clear about the fact that I am a father before being an actor.

He further added “My son loves to imitate all my characters and is very keen on knowing what happens on the shoot. He doesn’t really understand if I’m playing a negative or a positive character, for him, I am playing the best character. Earlier on,  I used to take him on shoots with me before COVID-19 came and he used to have a lot of fun on set. I remember when I was shooting for a climax scene and the hero was hitting me, Arnidh started crying and asked my co-actor ‘why are you hitting my papa?’ That was a really sweet moment, and I will never forget that. As a father, I have been as transparent as I can with my son on an actor’s life because I feel it is going to one day help him make an informed decision about being an actor too.

Well, Arpit surely gives us major parenting goals!

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