Candid chat with Namik Paul

Only your intimacy quotient is noticed on the web: Namik Paul

Talented and good-looking dude Namik Paul seems to be going against the tide by sticking to TV over web. This guy from Uttaranchal, who had taken a break after his last Sony show Ek Deewaana Tha had wrapped up, has returned to the tube with the Colors’ fantasy offering, Kavach… MahaShivratri.

“I prefer to stay away from the web, for most of the genres are very bold. Whatever you do, only the intimacy part will be noted. And I, as an artist, want to be remembered as someone who could pull off various kinds of characters.”

“Having said that, I never close doors on any medium. As it often happens, artists don’t get any projects for a while and then suddenly you get a flurry of them. So then you obviously choose the best as per your wish; the same has happened here as well.”

“I had done The Trip a long time back when the digital crest was not in vogue,” adds Namik, who first began his TV career with a small role in Qubool Hai, before finding his feet with Ek Duje Ke Vaaste.

Talking about Kavach, which has just gone on air over the weekend, he says, “We have got lots of love for the same. This positive feedback is a vindication of the hard work put in by the entire team.”

“The best part is that unlike Ek Deewaana Tha where I played the ghost, here I am a human fighting evil forces. Also,back then I hardly got a chance to speak for a long time, but now I have a voice from day one.”

Namik does not get defensive about the supernatural genre which many ridicule as being regressive.“Guys, don’t Yanks too have their fair share of popcorn movies like Transformers, which are full of thrills and excitement. I am not comparing both; just pointing out similarities.”

“Please remember you are not watching a thinking movie like Gully Boys. Kavach, just like the Bollywood flick Simmba, is pure entertainment. Did you not troop into the theatres to watch Ranveer Singh, putting your brains aside, and had a good time?”

“Finally, the bhoot pret/dayan chudail theme is part of our desi folklore. So why should we fight shy of showing it,” ended he.

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