A conversation with Kinshuk Mahajan on his first time trying a negative avatar in Colors show

It is important for an actor to evolve - Kinshuk Mahajan

Kinshuk Mahajan, who has just entered Colors show Gathbandhan as a negative cameo, was unsure of the character graph. “The channel and the PH are still working out the nitty gritties. All I can say now is that post leap, which will happen very soon, there will be a kind of triangle involving the leads, ACP Dhanak Parekh (Shruti Sharma), Raghu (Abrar Qazi) and my yet-to-be-named character.”

“The show is not doing very well on the rating front. No wonder I am being brought in to add drama. Let’s hope it gives the story much-needed boost.”

This would be Kinshuk’s first tryst with the negative genre. “After playing positive in over 17 shows ( Bidai, Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai, Chand Chupa Badal Mein and Afsar Bitiya), I feel that the time has come to experiment and come out of my comfort zone. Don’t other actors experiment with different characters in web series? I have decided to try my hand at the same on the tube. Being negative on-screen gives an actor much more to do. Positive leads are limited in what they can do.”

“Also, I want to take advantage of the evolving creating space, where leads alone don’t call the shots. Today, you can play strong characters (positive, negative or grey), which are equally noticed. I want to grow as an actor and this is the best way forward.”

“Being a realist, I understand that mistakes might happen, but then that is how you learn. This is one reason why I have started off with a cameo, as it will not only eliminate chances of bloopers but as my character will come, do his thing and leave, I will not end up being wasted, which often happens with characters in long-drawn tv affairs.” His last TV show was Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka.

“In the worst case scenario, even if this does go awry, I am hopeful that other well-known directors liking my work will offer bigger and better projects down the road.”

“Here, the saving grace was that the creative have not asked me to do the regular villain stuff. I will try to play him as naturally as possible. I also want to play a psycho. My reference point for playing the baddie would be western shows, where the protagonist is a guy who is forced by circumstances to cross the line. No wonder they are loved as well.”

“Having said that, this is TV and things do change. So I am going with the flow.”

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