Did you watch the Columbian production to get a a feel
of the character?
I watched bits of it. I wanted to play Armaan
Suri my way, without any influence from other quarters. He should be my
original design based on the sketch given to me. Hence I took care not to
watch too much of the original show. And I must say that our directors
have been amazing, guiding us and at the same time letting us innovate.
Can you identify with the character in
No. I don’t rave and rant so much in real life. I am a
softspoken guy. I am also an introvert and can’t dream of chasing women
with such fervour in real life. Not that I am not enjoying it on
Do you find it difficult to play someone you are
As an actor I should be able to excel in any role. I try
and play it by the ear most of the time. I don’t believe in rehearsing too
much. I don’t want to go for every shot with too many preconcieved
notions. I like to leave room for improvisation. And as for playing
someone I am not, I feel a good actor should be able to switch on and off
from the character whenever needed. Once I am through with the shooting I
don’t let Armaan Suri come home with me.