Shaheer Sheikh aka Dev Dixit from Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi 3 has been receiving a lot of love from the fans and continues to be one of the popular characters so far. He spoke to India Forums about the pressure that comes along, if he takes from Dev in real life, and more. Read our conversation here.
There's always an added sense of pressure that comes along with franchise shows. How do you keep up?
Yes, there is an added pressure when you are doing another season of a franchise as an actor, but more than that, there is pressure on the writers because they have to come up with something more interesting or at par with what has been done. So yes, that is there.
As an actor, what is that one thing about the show that gives you creative satisfaction?
Quite a lot of things come into consideration when you talk about creative satisfaction. Nowadays, you feel like the character should be as real as possible and an interesting character excites you more. When you get it with something different from what is happening out there is also interesting, so basically, when you get to challenge yourself, and well-written shows. I guess one thing that is really important is the writing of the show.
How easy/difficult is it to get in and out of the skin of a character you have already played?
I thought it was easy but it was a reality check for me when we started shooting for Kuch Rang... I guess now, I am getting there.
How much does Shaheer the actor and Shaheer the husband take from Kuch Rang's Dev?
So, Dev is quite complicated, it has helped me understand different perspectives, but if we talk about my personal life, I keep it as simple as possible.
How do you think Dev and Sonakshi's story ends..especially given the change of equations after all these years?
I don't know how it ends, but we are going to take the audience through this journey of how they actually rediscover love.
Since the show touches upon the cause of a couple growing distant with time, what do you think are things that stop that from happening?
I think communication is the key. Whatever it is, just speak your heart out. Saying things and accepting things is really important.