Good looking dude Bhavin Bhanushali represents the creed of new-age actors that prefers to keep its distance from daily soaps. After doing Chidiya Ghar and a few films, he has jumped onto the web bandwagon. He is presently seen in ZEE5 series, Babbar Ka Tabbar produced by Mango People Media (Neha Anand and Victor Mukherjee).
Says Bhavin, “I have enjoyed my stint in this ZEE5 sitcom, as it falls in my comfort zone of comedy. The best part of my character Kittu is that he lives in his own world and does what he pleases. The fans love him.”
“Also, unlike other comic shows which go below the belt, our script is very sweet and relatable. The writer has written very simple situations, unlike the regular complex screenplay, which leaves us confused,” the young lad adds.
“What I like best about Babbar is that the jokes flow very naturally on account of the situations. Also, as the cast is huge, I am getting to learn from great actors like Manu Rishi, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Avneet Kaur and Anshuman Jha,” he further states.
What do you feel about the web format? “Shooting a web series, as opposed to a daily, is much more fun. Units are sorted. We get scripts in advance, allowing us to prepare, unlike TV, where we get our lines on the same day. All small-screen work happens in a hurry, while here, we have workshops and rehearsals, helping us get into the skin of the character, which help get the desired output. The best thing about digital is that it offers work to actors who don’t want to do TV.”
For the moment, Bhavin has his hands full with films. His long-delayed film, Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna, produced by co-actor, Karanvir Bohra, has finally wrapped up shoot. “I have no idea why the film was held up. We are now busy in dubbing and post-production phases. I have a very strong negative character there. Besides this, I have just signed one more big-ticket film, details of which are under wraps. Ideally, I prefer film and web, and would want to do more if my above projects click.”
Having said that, he would not mind returning to TV as well, “But saas-bahu is not my cup of tea. Chidiya Ghar was not part of that genre. I would love to do a limited series for sure.”
Prior to Chidiya Ghar, he had done another limited series, Tamanna, on StarPlus. “Its cricket-based theme was again non saas- bahu.”
Best of luck for this one, Bhavin!!