After shooting everyday for nearly 12 to 14 hours, television actors hardly have any semblance of a personal life and if they're playing a difficult role, all efforts need to be made to get into the skin of the character.
Like dashing actor Karan V. Grover who enacts the role of Karan in Zee TV's Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli, the situation got a little tricky when the storyline demanded him to do a double role –that of karan and his twin brother Ranchod.
Karan was shown to become a quadriplegic following an accident and at the same time, the actor was playing the character of his estranged twin brother Ranchod Tiwary, a junior artist and can best be described as a tapori.
Karan says, 'Hrithik Roshan's role in Guzaarish has inspired me a lot and I keep watching some or the other scene during breaks. It is extremely difficult for an actor to play the role of a quadriplegic so I keep taking references from the movie. The movie could not have been released at a better time. My heart went out to those whose lives are confined in a wheelchair when I saw interviews of the actual Ethan Mascarenhas. I saw life in a different light.
Playing a double role has been one of the most challenging assignments till date.”
He added, “ I have always been a patient actor but this situation where I am playing a double role has changed my personality. From 9 AM to 3 PM on the sets, I am Karan and from 3 PM onwards, I am Ranchod. Both of them have diametrically opposite characteristics, looks and personalities. One is on a wheelchair wearing a wad of bandage on his head sporting a thick beard whereas the other one is clean shaven and has a colourful persona. The director has a different set of expectations from each of the characters and being applauded for the two different performances that I execute in the same day gives me immense satisfaction as an actor.”
“I get restless sitting on a wheelchair for even half an hour and wonder how those differently abled spend their entire life on one chair. I wish I could do something for them. My guzaarish is to reach out to these fighters and make a difference in their lives!” he concludes.
Point noted Karan. May your noble Guzaarish be fulfilled soon.
Tune in to Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli from Monday to Friday at 8:30 pm only on Zee TV.