Colors' show Pinjara Khubsurti Ka, a story of one person’s obsession with beauty has captivated the viewers with its ever-evolving storyline and its brilliant characters. As Mayura (played by Riya Sharma) and Omkar (played by Sahil Uppal) finally manage to resolve the differences between them after a long and difficult journey, their relationship will come across another hurdle. This time it is ACP Raghav Shastri, played by the talented actor Karan Vohra, who is going to enter the show and create a whole lot of drama between the couple. Raghav has known Mayura since a long time and he is in love with her. His entry will open a new chapter in Mayura’s life and there are a lot of twists and action in store for viewers. In a freewheeling conversation, Karan Vohra talks about his Dabangg characters, why he chose to play ACP Raghav Shastri and bonding with the cast.
Tell us about your character
I am playing an ACP called Raghav Shastri who is somewhere on the lines of Anil Kapoor in the movie Malang. He is quite quirky and fun, but he also has the knack of becoming serious very quickly. There are a lot of variations to his character. He can flip at any moment and that is one of his tendencies. He is not a completely negative personality, but there are some interesting shades to him. He has a past with Mayura, but we will get to know that when they come face to face.
What are the preparations you had to do for this role?
There was no major preparation on my part. I went through the screenplay that they gave me and it was just perfect. The way my character has been described, I could just not have refused it! Raghav Shastri is a classic cop who is very funny and witty. Also, my entry is quite filmy and interesting. There will be Rohit Shetty-style stunts and I am sure the viewers are going to enjoy it.
How does it feel being a part of Pinjara Khubsurati Ka?
I am thrilled to be a part of the show. To give you a background, I have done two previous shows with this production house. I was offered this show before, but because of some prior commitments, I couldn’t do it. But when they presented me with this interesting character. When they sat down and discussed the role with me, I was ready for it. Also, it felt like I am coming back to my family again. And the character is not your typical daily soap character. He is a fun-loving guy, something like Salman Khan in Dabangg. He has got his own swag. It is a joy for me to play such a role.
Tell us about bonding with your co-stars
I know Sahil very well. He is also from Delhi and he’s very close friends with my younger brother. Riya is also a really good friend. I also know Harish as he was there in my first show. For me, production matters a lot. The person who is behind the camera and setting up things for you. I have done two previous shows with them so they are like a family.
Are you playing a negative role?
It’s not an out and out negative role. Omkar wants to keep Raghav away when he learns that at some point in life they were close. While Raghav sees all the wrong that Omkar has done to Mayura and he wants Omkar and Mayura to leave each other. He also wants to be with Mayura so he keeps doing something or the other so that Omkar and Mayura don’t be with each other. If he is successful or not, the viewers will have to see to find out!
Do you have any action scenes in the show?
As of now there are no action scenes in the script. One reason is that we are shooting outside Mumbai and the resources are limited. But later, if the makers choose to include action sequences in the show, I would be quite willing to do them.