Gaurav Sharma might be young in age, but he has explored quite a lot of variety when it comes to his work on TV. From playing the very simpleton roles to the terrorist in Diya Aur Baati Hum, to exploring the genre of comedy and also getting to play a bisexual character, he has done it all with elan!!
Now he plays the ruthless and disrespectful son in Star Plus’ new offering, Shaadi Mubarak. The show produced by Shashi Sumeet Productions has him playing the role of Tarun.
Says Gaurav, “I am happy playing the not-so-straight roles (smiles). I have been receiving lot of hate mails and messages. These are kind of compliments that I am getting for my work. So I just accept it. I am happy that I am getting roles where I play something really different. I don’t like repeating myself.”
Gaurav in fact dared to play a bisexual character in the first edition of the web-series Poison for ZEE5. “Yes, that was something really different for me. The first season was a blockbuster. Now we are shooting for Season 2, which will also be really good.”
Gaurav has worked with Shashi Sumeet Productions in nearly four shows now. “The production house is like family to me. Shaadi Mubarak is a show which is away from the rest of what is shown these days. For a change, the entire concentration is on the content rather than on what the actor is wearing or looking like for a scene. I am enjoying it.”
Ask him about his parents’ reaction on seeing him being so cruel in his character, and he says with a smile, “Yes, my mother cries a lot when she sees Tarun behaving so badly towards his mother. But yes, she is happy about my performance. My parents are glad that I am totally unlike Tarun in real life (laughs). They are also happy that I am doing a very different role.”
Talking about the audience and their point of view, Gaurav states, “The viewers have evolved with time. Earlier, they used to hate the actor too. But now, even in the hate mails I get for my role, they also mention that I am playing my role really well.”
“I feel it really awkward to be snobbish and cruel to a lady like Rajshriji. She is so sweet and kind,” he ends.