After a successful stint in Kumkum and Meri Doli Tere Angna, Gaurav Khanna will now be seen in a romantic role in the serial ‘Jeevan Saathi’ to be aired on the new channel ‘COLORS’ which gets launched on July 21st, 2008..
Here is the actor talking about his new serial, career and much more..
It's a very fun loving, outgoing character. It is basically a love story which deals with inter-caste marriage and my role is of a modern boy who gets whatever he wants in life. I am really enjoying my stint here.
You have always carried the lover-boy image. How does it feel?
As an actor we have to do different roles and Ruhaan was the character I loved very much. About the lover image that has been set, I think my age suits that image (smiles). And people who are offering me roles also think that I can carry the lover-boy image very well, so in a way it’s nice.
What do you have to say about love and the concept of inter-caste marriage?
Love is unconditional. It is blind and when we fall in love there is no question of caste. As for me, in real life I belong to a very modern family where caste is no issue. Even my brother has gone for an inter-caste marriage, so I guess I have no limitations when it comes to caste (grins)..
How do you feel working with Vani Sharma here?
She is lovely and is a very good actress. We compliment each other very well. I just hope we have done full justice to the characters.
How is your rapport with the new production house, Playtime Creations?
This is the first time I am working with this production house and keeping in view my past experiences, this time I am working on mutual terms. These people are very experienced. Paresh Rawal himself is an experienced actor, so he understands us very well and also knows how to handle actors. I am very glad that I got this production house to work with.
What made you to take up a show which is dealing with such a sensitive issue?
I think inter-caste marriage is just a concept. The serial is a mixture of love story, of relationships and marriage. Also it is one of the most important serials on COLORS which will be telecast at prime time slot of 9 PM. Above all, this is the slot which attracts the audience.
You have always shared screen space with newcomers, be it Megha Gupta in Kumkum, Priyamvada in Meri Doli. What do you want to say on this?
It is just a coincidence. I am not the one who decides my co-actor and also, I feel newcomers are very exciting to work with.
Well, your on-screen chemistry with Priyamvada is missed by your fans even today..
I think Jeevan Sathi will cover all expectations my fans have! The chemistry here is also rocking.
Message to India-Forums fans..
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Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair