Sikander Kher is playing the main antagonist opposite Anil Kapoor in the second season of drama series "24" and the actor says Bollywood star helped and guided him like a father.
The 34-year-old actor, who made his debut in Hindi film industry with 2008 movie "Woodstock Villa," said he moved to television as he liked the first season of the series and respected the belief Kapoor had shown in him.
"Anil sir approached me for this Gorakhpuri villain's role. I was initially sceptical, but the belief he showed in me made me confident and I accepted the part. He is like a family and has nurtured me like his own son," Sikander told PTI in an interview.
The actor feels working with the "Dil Dhadakne Do" star has added a lot to him as an artiste.
"Actors feed on each other's energy and he has so much energy. He is always on the roll and gave me lots of advice on the set which was priceless.
"The experience he has in the industry, to get first hand advice from him is all an actor would ask for. Whatever he said actually worked for me. You can't mess with the experience and I am lucky he put in that effort for me."
Even though Sikander gives full credit to Kapoor for giving him the role and guiding him through the journey of '24,' he says he was aware about the responsibility but had no pressure as such.
"Anil sir was there by my side, but he never build up the pressure. There is always a desire to be great and give a good performance. But I believe once you get into the character, you got to leave it at some point of time. Otherwise, I will keep doing that one scene thinking I will be able to do it better. There is no end to improving your work," he said.
Sikander has seen fair share of ups and downs in his careers, but that has not left him disheartened and he is looking forward to do some good roles both on big as well as small screen.
"I have worked hard throughout my journey and I hope to give my best to whatever comes in my way. I hope I will get some good projects post '24'," he said.