The role that you essayed in Mahakumbh and the role that you are portraying in Balika Vadhu are poles apart. What do you have to say about that?
Actually my character change is a drastic one. I was essaying a tough character in Mahakumbh and here in Balika Vadhu, I am playing a boy who is very close to his parents. Kundan is very harsh towards his wife Nimboli and always tries to dominate her. I really like my role.
Do you think you will be compared with Avinash Mukherjee by the viewers?
My character of Kundan in the show is exactly similar to the younger Jagya (Avinash Mukherjee). The way he dominated and harassed Anandi (Avika Gor), similarly, I too annoy Nimboli (Gracy Goswami). To some extent, there are certain similarities. He was very close to his dadisa (Surekha Sikri) and I am very close to my parents.
What impressed you to take up this show?
Not me but my mother wanted me to be a part of this show. She was like how much ever I want my wife to hit, dominate and pester, do it with this show. She says, after marriage, you cannot do anything (laughs aloud). So yes, everyone will get to see me shouting and yelling at my wife on the show. On a serious note, I wanted to do something that can show my credibility as an actor.
How similar are you to Kundan in real life?
So, there is some kind of similarities too. But otherwise, I am not that similar to Kundan. He is very rude with his wife; I am very sophisticated when it comes to speaking to girls. Kundan is from Rajasthan and so do me. He is close to his parents and they love him, similar is with me. I am really in love with my parents.