Arhaan Behl accepts that the early ratings of his lead comeback Colors show, Vish Ya Amrit: Sitara, have been a bit lower than expected.
Says Arhaan, “It is still too early to say anything. Also, the story is just opening, so we are confident that things will soon perk up. This genre does take some lag time to speed up. Plus, we also have to take into account the 10:30 pm slot, which is a bit dicey as of now.”
Coming to his character, Arhaan, who was first noticed with Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya, back in 2009, says, “Viraj is a Germany-returned dude, who does not know of his royal family secret locked away in the Vishlok. Being a today’s guy, Viraj also does not believe in supernatural, and it would be interesting to see how he reacts when confronted with the unpalatable truth.”
When asked about the new dayan-chudail phenomenon doting the TV landscape, he says, “Well, I have no qualms about being part of the joyride. At the end of the day, we only serve what tickles the audience curiosity. Having said that, finally, more than the genre, success or otherwise depends on how well the story is told, and the treatment of the action and thrill elements.”
Here, Arhaan is honest enough to admit that his absence from TV was due to no work. “Projects did come my way but did not materialize due to one reason or the other. However, being a positive guy, I didn’t get disheartened. Rather, I used the lean phase to further hone my craft and physique. We normally don’t get such opportunities when slogging 24*7. So, in a way, such breaks are needed. But yes, sometimes they get stretched as well.”
“I have been blessed to survive in this industry for nine long years. The artist in me does not get satisfied by run of the mill stuff. Hence, I always make it a point to choose good projects, though it is not easy,” says Arhaan, whose other fiction outings include Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se and a guest role in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.
Arhaan would also love to do web series, which in a way are even better than films, due to creative liberties and short time frame commitments.”
On TV, Arhaan has tried different facets, i.e. acting, hosting (Zara Nachke Dikha, Fear Factor on Big Thrill RTL) and comedy (Comedy ka Maha Muqabala). “A true artist must not leave any stone unturned.”
Way to go, Arhaan!!