Good looking dude Vikram Sakhalkar, last seen as Dr Kabir Kapoor in the recently ended Colors medical romance, Savitri Devi College & Hospital, will soon be back with one more TV show.
“I can’t give out more details, but yes it is an interesting daily drama,” he says.
Vikram, who first started with cinema, has no qualms about playing parallel roles. “As an actor, the meat of the character is more important to me than the billing.”
“In fact, when I came around in Savitri, it was first planned to be a small role, but the love of the audience made it grow by leaps and bounds. Kabir had started as positive, then went the negative way, before becoming good again.”
But some felt that you were a bit wooden? “Well, you need to appreciate the fact that I was playing a doctor who has to keep his emotions and body language in check. So I had to underplay, which sometimes can be misinterpreted,” says Vikram, who first started with modelling, way back in 2010.
When Vikram, who had a great equation with all his Savitri Devi co-stars, was asked about the cold vibes between the lead actors (Swarda Thigale and Varun Kapoor), he said, “I did not notice it. As co-stars, they were perfect, and even if it was, it did not really matter, for their performances were spot on.”
He is quite thankful for the huge adulation his character garnered on social media. “To be honest, I am not a big SM buff, but am now learning the lingo to stay in touch with my fans. I had never imagined TV to have such a huge scale and reach.”
Here, Vikram is also quite open enough to admit that his film journey did not really help his career. “Let’s face it. Calendar Girls was not a big hit. Like everyone, I too started acting with dreams, but then this industry is brutal where only numbers talk. Cine offers were there, but they were not important enough; hence shifted to TV.”
Apart from Kaabil, he also did a bit role in Vodka Diaries, which again tanked. “My character’s short interaction with Mandira Bedi lead to her death, so was important. Having said that, I did not have many expectations from this project, which mainly centred on K K Menon. I did the role just for my director friend, Kushal Srivastava, who was also a model before, like me.”
Best of luck, Vikram!!