Actor Vivian Dsena is a household name in India and many parts of international showbiz too. His choice of shows have created a route for him that takes him directly to his fans’ heart. In a one-on-one chat, Vivian Dsena opens up!
With the growth of web series, a lot of work has increased but Bollywood always has a "dream quotient" connected with it. You never had Bollywood ambitions. Explain.
I am content with TV and never had Bollywood dreams because I never differentiated between Bollywood and TV. An Actor is an actor and doesn’t matter if it is in Bollywood or television industry.
Post shakti you chose to keep a low profile. What kind of work do you want to do?
I have always been like this and I like to be in my own space. I have always taken a decent long enough break between projects because it takes a lot of unlearning after you are done playing a character for a long time.
Do you feel favouritism happens on TV?
It does to a certain extent but not as much as Bollywood as seen or heard.
Reality shows give instant stardom. What is your take?
The Faster you succeed, the fastest you disappear. Whatever comes to u gradually, lasts longer. Instant success has the capability to get success to head faster. If you succeed gradually, you learn a lot and it makes you a better professional.
You have done a variety of shows which were all different from one another and you have done reality shows from Khatron Ke Khiladi to Jhalak Dikkhla Ja. So, what you want to explore?
It has always been my ambition not to repeat myself as an actor and be a better entertainer project after project. Jhalak was a challenge for me because I am not a trained dancer nor have had any interest in dancing. I owe Bhawna Khanduja, my Choreographer, big time for it. She had a tough time making me dance and sweet enough to never mention that!
You are so low profile that people assume you are a recluse. Comment.
I love being like this. There was a time when I was requested to be social but it didn’t suit me and I was losing myself in the bargain. I cannot lose myself for people or for social norms. Everybody has a nature and I am not changing mine for anybody anymore.
What makes Vivian Dsena happy?
Spending time in my own space and with my friends who are my family. Like they say (I got no friends, I got family and it’s quite literal for me ). This is another big reason for assumptions because I have a small circle.
Here's hoping for the actor to return to the screens soon!