Karanvir Sharma and Debattama Saha starrer Shaurya Aur Anokhi Ki Kahani is quite a hit with the fans. The two of them have received a lot of love for their on-screen portrayal of the titular roles. Sharma, who is back on the sets after recovering from COVID-19, got talking to India-Forums about the equation on-screen, his journey as an actor, picking up television earlier, and more.
What do you have to say about the bond of Shakhi in the show?
The equation is one of the most important things for me to pick the show that it is such a passionate story and it is very exciting to see. We recently shot a beautiful song sequence and it has come out really well. It is under the rain and the essence of first rains, it is really beautiful. They are going to see a beautiful romantic side, the cute knok-jhok, and I really find it interesting, and it comes across as very real also, doesn't look very televised. It is going to be huge moving up because a lot of emotions attached and there's a magnum opus moment coming up, something I cannot tell us about. You can expect romance, jealousy, and a huge change for the two.
As an actor, if you could go back to change something in your journey what would it be?
I would have picked up television much earlier if I go back to change things because there has been this whole dilemma. That would have been one thing because the love you get on television is unparalleled. I've heard the dejectory of quite a lot of films, but the kind of love I have got for television, it has been really nice, it makes you more down to earth and humble, I think that's what I take from it. Earlier, casting people used to advise that if you do TV, you'll become a television actor, but I continue acting the same way as digital and web.
I feel that the bigger nuances sometimes come internally for me, and even I am surprised often, at how that happens. There have been many instances when the dialogues are something else and we end up saying something, and people like it, so I think that is the most authentic time that I have been Shaurya.- Karanvir Sharma
How do you work the character of Shaurya out, what goes into the scenes?
I feel that the bigger nuances sometimes come internally for me, and even I am surprised often, at how that happens. There was this sequence with sindoor where Anokhi is supposed to speak and she is behaving like Shaurya, and it is very surprising for the audience. It was surprising for me also, the way Debottama has added and somewhere I took that emotion from the artists, and it was not the sequence and it was not written, I was just supposed to explain but something happened and I started crying and I could not control myself, and sometimes, it just happens, because you don't decide, but the situation decides for you and that's the beauty of it. There have been many instances when the dialogues are something else and we end up saying something, and people like it, so I think that is the most authentic time that I have been Shaurya.
For a remake, should the audiences expect the same storyline as the original or are there changes?
It is not the same and I think they have been trying to make the show very unique as per contemporary times, speaking about women empowerment, rights for women, it is very stupid to even talk about it, because I always believe that women are much premier, but society is like that and to keep that element, everything is different. Where have you seen a professor being in love with a student and trying to add various elements, so we are not trying to copy anything because then it'll fall flat, there has to be a sense of uniqueness to it.