He rose to stardom at a young age of 12, as the dynamic young Prithviraj Chauhan. The actor with a tremendous fan following, Rajat Tokas is now back in action in yet another period drama, Dharam Veer on NDTV Imagine. Here is the actor talking about his role in his new project…
Can you tell us about your character in NDTV Imagine’s Dharam Veer?
I am playing Veer in the period drama. Veer is a very stubborn guy, who will never listen to anyone and will do whatever he wants to do.
At such a young age, you have gained immense popularity and audience appreciation. How does it feel?
Definitely it feels great to be a part of stardom, that too at such a young age. I feel honored that people have recognized me and my work. I believe in hard work and I worship my work as God. I am glad that my hard work has paid off; I thank my fans as they have made me what I am today.
If not an actor, what would you have been?
I have always dreamt of being a director. I am now too young to get into the Director’s shoes, so took to acting. Once I get all the experience, I will surely try for direction.
You have worked with Mugdha Chapekhar in Prithviraj Chauhan. How is it like working with her again in Dharam Veer?
I know that she has joined the serial, but I haven’t shot any scene with her till date. If you ask me how it feels to be working with her, then I am sorry, I can’t tell you anything, as I share only a professional relationship with her. I am here in this industry to work and I will only concentrate on my work and nothing else.
So is the story of Dharam Veer on the lines of the classic movie with the same name?
You have to watch the serial for, I can’t tell you that.
Your two serials till now have been period drama. Are you more partial towards this genre or would you like to work in the usual drama and daily soaps?
I can do any type of role. If I get a nice offer, I will definitely go for it. I don't mind experimenting with roles. But having said this, I got appreciated a lot for being the young Prithvi, and even now as Veer. I have also got awards for such roles, so why should I change?
The story of Dharam Veer revolves around friendship and rivalry. What is your take on friendship and the co-existing rivalries that arise between friends?
I can do anything for my friends. But till now, I have not come across a friend who can do anything for me. I got to know the real meaning of friendship from the industry. When I got hospitalized recently, none of my co-actors or friends came to see me. Probably, I do not have friends today, because I never made any…
Reporter: Ranjini Nair
Author: Srividya Rajesh