The talented actor Naveen Kasturia has done quite a few roles in the web space, but is still best remembered for his role in TVF's drama series Pitchers. The web series went on to be insanely hit and even after so many years people are eagerly waiting for its season 2 to happen. The handsomely talented actor has done some commendable roles in Sulemani Keeda, Bose: Dead/Alive and Half Ticket. Naveen recently did an episodic role in Voot's new series Fuh Se Fantasy which revolves around several urban love stories and relationships and the bold and dark side of them.
In a candid chat with us, Naveen spoke about Fuh Se Fantasy, the challenge of shooting intimate scenes, fame and life after Pitchers and more.
Fuh Se Fantasy is about bold urban love stories with an erotic angle to it. What made you choose the role?
I have only shot for one episode so I don't know about other stories, but I loved mine. Yes, it had a few intimate scenes but the primary reason why I chose to do it was because I loved the script. It's a beautiful story about a guy who falls in love with a Japanese girl. I was a little nervous about the intimate scenes but when I met the director and saw his previous work, we met and spoke about how it will work on screen and I like his perspective. I've never done intimate scenes before so I was a little worried about it earlier.
After TVF Pitchers, you became an internet sensation, but apart from a few web series and short films we didn't see much of you. Was it a conscious decision?
See of course I want to do a lot of work and also want my work to be noticed by people. Yes, Pitchers did gave instant recognition but I cannot go on with just that. I got a lot of scripts but I was not deliberating staying away from commercial cinema or series for that matter, but I just wanted to choose the right scripts. Now days, everything artsy has commerce involved in it, so everything today is commercial and yes I want to do a lot of work.
You have explored the field of web and films, would you like to explore television?
See the medium is not the problem in my head. I'm an actor and I want to do good roles. If I get a role that excites me, then I'll definitely do it, no matter what the medium is.
Interestingly you have been an AD for quite a few web series and films. Have you considered full fledged direction?
I don't know about future but right now I'm really enjoying acting. I have actually started acting now. Slowly I have started to learn the process and the craft. When I started out I was just following my instincts, but now I am enjoying the process.