Harveer Singh, who started his career with a small stint in Yum Hai Hum considers Pintu Bhabhi’s role in Jijaji Chhat Per Hai as a good platform and turning point in his career as an actor.
He says, “I never thought that my character Pintu Bhabhi will be loved and adored by the audience. I have done SAB TV shows earlier; they were appreciated but were not accepted gracefully. This character has been a turning point in my life and has given me recognition as an actor. I have gained immense respect and love from this. I will always be thankful to the producer (Edit II) and my director Shashank Bali sir.”
“I feel like I have more responsibilities now since viewers like my character. I have to work hard to do justice to my character and maintain expectations of the viewers. I always try to perform better so that people can enjoy more and love and appreciate my character the same way,” adds the actor.
When asked what preparation he did to fit the role, he shares, “I was offered woman roles earlier but I rejected them. However, I found this one quite interesting. I tried to change my voice and my body language to make it more believable and better. I did not want the character to look odd, offensive or very fake. It is tough to get ready as a woman. All make-up and my female makeover takes a lot of time, I am not used to make-up and lipsticks, so it just feels strange sometimes.”
Harveer is highly inspired by Riteish Deshmukh’s Sanya and Sunil Grover’s Gutthi for his character.
“Before playing the role, I did my research and homework. I watched few videos wherein popular Bollywood and TV actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Riteish Deshmukh and Sunil Grover played the role of a female on-screen. I was highly inspired by Riteish Deshmukh and Sunil Grover as they did the role with perfection. It never looked vulgar or bad in any sense. I also don’t want to make it look bad on-screen.”
Well said, Harveer!