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Molkki actor Amar Upadhyay on breaking stereotypes: Every character becomes more of a challenge on television

Amar Upadhyay who is currently seen in Molkki right now spoke to India Forums about what it is like to break stereotypes and get into the skin of a new character every single time. Read what did he say here.

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Amar Upadhyay who is currently seen in Molkki as Virendra Pratap Singh right now, has been keeping the fans absolutely entertained. The show has managed to strike a chord with the viewers with the social issue that it deals with. For an actor like Amar, who has played an iconic role like that of Mihir in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, he understands what it is like to break stereotypes and get into the skin of a new character every single time.

Amar told India Forums, ''It is quite difficult actually. For instance, I did Mihir, where I was the perfect husband and the perfect son, so it was definitely difficult to get out of that. Nowadays, an actor can only do one show because the time commitment is very high. The way we shoot now is very different from the way we shoot earlier. During Mihir, I used to do 3 shows as the lead, plus 3-4 movies on the floors. The shooting pattern was very different back then, and it is different now. Once you commit to a daily soap now, you are stuck for 25 days a month.''

He adds, ''Every day you carry the character with you and then it becomes a part of you. I am not Haryanvi and I learned the language, even the accent, and at home also, I often end up taking from the character, so things carry along. After a couple of months, it becomes a habit and to break out of that and clear the image from people's minds, it is a task, and for the next show you do, you have to work even harder and you grow as an actor and performer in their minds.''

He mentioned how playing every character takes a lot of effort, more than the last role. However, he also mentioned that it is different for films. He said, ''It is constant hard work, constantly you have to be alert and intelligently portray yourself on the screen the next time and consciously make people forget the last character otherwise you might think as an actor that you are not portraying this well, and the last one is much stronger in their memory. Every character becomes much more of a challenge on television, but in films, it is a completely different ball game. Of course, it wasn't so far Mr. Amjad Khan aka Gabbar Singh, but otherwise, you do a different film with a different setup, and the people over there have a different mindset where they remember your name, your last film, and in between they have seen 50 different films.''

Amar will also be seen in a pivotal role in Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani lead film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.

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Amar Upadhyay is my reason I watch molkki

2 years ago

Get well soon sir!
Ppl love VPS❤️

2 years ago

My man doing fabulous job as VPS 😎

2 years ago

No one else could have played VPS like Amar does!

2 years ago

Show the dedication in the actor towards his profession Amar Upadhyay

2 years ago

What a dedication towards ur work. U r great as VPS! Wishing u a speedy recovery!!

2 years ago

Amar Upadhyay! You are Fab as VPS♥️
It's great watching you with Priyal. Both of your chemistry is off the charts!

2 years ago

He is the best❤ Loving him as VPS !!!

2 years ago

Loving Amarr Upadhyay as VPS ...he has given life to this character.

Wish him all the best for his upcoming movies

2 years ago

so we are going to get a few Amar interviews now after so many of Priyal's. Though not much mention of Molkki and thankfully no age gap brought up by interviewer

2 years ago

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