‘Ek duje ke vaaste was a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence’

HT Cafe - - Lifestyle - shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com Shreya Mukher­jee

Ac­tor Namik Paul started his jour­ney on the small screen with Qu­bool Hai, but the show that brought him into the lime­light was Ek Duje Ke Vaaste. His por­trayal of Shra­van Mal­ho­tra in the lat­ter touched a chord with the au­di­ence. Namik shares that the show ac­tu­ally helped him im­prove his act­ing skills.

“Work­ing in Qu­bool Hai was like my in­tern­ship pe­riod while Ek Duje Ke Vaaste was the turn­ing point of my ca­reer. I learnt about cam­era an­gles, how to ex­press and how to im­prove my di­a­logue de­liv­ery skills. Work­ing on it was a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, some­thing that I will cher­ish for­ever,” he says.

Talk­ing about Shra­van and how he con­nected with the char­ac­ter, Namik adds, “I’m like Shra­van in quite a few ways. And I guess that’s the rea­son why I en­joyed play­ing the char­ac­ter.”

The ac­tor plays a su­per­nat­u­ral char­ac­ter Shiv in his cur­rent show, and Namik says he is happy to have got the op­por­tu­nity to es­say var­ied roles.

“Shra­van and Shiv are two dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters and I feel lucky to play dif­fer­ent roles. Shiv’s char­ac­ter goes through many changes. And con­sid­er­ing that it is a su­per­nat­u­ral char­ac­ter, there’s so much more that is re­quired of it,” says Namik.

When it comes to horror or su­per­nat­u­ral shows in In­dia, many find the con­tent re­gres­sive. Ask Namik about it and he states, “I can only talk about my show and all I can say is that the story is in­ter­est­ing. Ev­ery­one has their own opin­ion and I re­spect that.”

“It’s just that if we are en­joy­ing Hollywood su­per­nat­u­ral shows, why can’t we ac­cept what is be­ing made closer home,” he adds.

Namik Paul shot to fame with the show Ek Duje Ke Vaaste

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