Want to play an anti-hero like SRK in Darr: Ar­jun

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Be it Mi­ley Jab Hum Tum, Pardes Mein Mila Koi Apna or Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi, ac­tor Ar­jun Bi­jlani (right) feels that play­ing a ro­man­tic hero comes nat­u­rally to him. How­ever, the ac­tor, who en­joys play­ing such roles, wants to ex­plore other gen­res of act­ing as well.

“I would love to be a part of a fan­tasy thriller or a sci-fi show. If made well, I think the TV au­di­ence would love to watch such shows. It’s time that even I ex­plore out-of-the­box roles. If I get the op­por­tu­nity, I would love to play an as­tro­naut or un­der­cover agent on tele­vi­sion,” says the 34-year-old ac­tor.

Ar­jun also feels drawn to­wards play­ing an anti-hero on the small screen. “What Shah Rukh Khan did in Darr (1993), I would like to do some­thing sim­i­lar. Anti-he­roes are quite in­ter­est­ing. In such char­ac­ters, there’s so much scope for an ac­tor,” he adds.

The ac­tor opines that shows on the small screen usu­ally have sim­i­lar plot and even the story de­vel­ops on sim­i­lar lines. “Most of the shows have same sto­ries. There’s a fam­ily, the hero and hero­ine come to­gether and then they move apart and again come close and so on. If the mak­ers have new con­cepts it will def­i­nitely ap­peal to the au­di­ence, and as ac­tors, we will re­ceive cre­ative sat­is­fac­tion,” he says.

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