Na­man, the ‘UP ka lafanga’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Yashika Mathur ■ yashika. mathur@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Ac­tor Na­man Shaw (above), who’s al­ways en­joyed play­ing pos­i­tive roles on TV, is now look­ing for a change.

“I have al­ways been the Shra­van Ku­mar of tele­vi­sion and played the good boy roles. If there is one role I’d like to play, it’s a UP ka chi­chora,” says Na­man, who’s worked in shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kasautii Zindagii Kay. “Peo­ple don’t re­late to such char­ac­ters. But do­ing some­thing like that would be in­ter­est­ing,” he adds.

The 32-year-old has been do­ing soaps for al­most a decade now, and he ad­mits that the for­mat of In­dian tele­vi­sion shows has changed for the bet­ter. “The for­mat of In­dian tele­vi­sion has changed. Now, if the story is not crisp, the au­di­ence will not like it,” says Na­man. And the change is good even for ac­tors be­cause, “as ac­tors, we don’t have to do stereo­typ­i­cal shows. The new char­ac­ters and sto­ries are fun for us too”.

But what about Bol­ly­wood movies? “I’d be ly­ing if I said I don’t want to do films, but I need the right op­por­tu­nity. I am open to films but only if it is worth it, and not some­thing that’s for­get­table,” he says.

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