Rishi Khurana regards his character in the new Colors TV period drama, Barrister Babu, as a mard saas.
“Although landlord Kakaji, loves nephew Anirudh, (Pravisht Mishra) yet, he is very orthodox. But before judging him too harshly, remember that back in 1920’s religious and caste schisms were far deeper than now.”
Also, since I am playing an elder character than me in real life, the entire body language had to change. He wears kurtas and carries a cane. Also for an actor to sport glasses on the shoot is a technical challenge given the eyes are not seen, we need to emote harder, and secondly, facial movements get limited as to prevent glare.”
“Further, our dialogues are written in a questioning manner to keep the focus on the plotline. This different style becomes a challenge, added to the above aspects.”
Here Rishi adds that the real set story will now start with the kid Bondoni (Aura Bhatnagar) entering as bahu and me losing my top. Like it always happens in TV, the story first moves at a fast pace before reaching its real motive.The fact that we have opened well (2 TVR) will get the bear of our back, and our story can now move organically.”
“I am really happy that Colors is returning to its social agenda(Balika Vadhu), having said that the level of drama is appealing enough to your traditional TV audience. Kudos to the Shashi Sumeet production team for the same,” said he.
Rishi, who has been around TV for years doing good stuff (Saas Bina Sasural and Nimki Mukhiya), hopes that Barrister Babu will catapult him to the next level, “Let’s face it, till now I have always been called a semi-known actor.”
“The early success of Barrister Babu will only push me to work even harder on this most complex character in the cast. The fact that my entry saw numbers go up to 2.1 gave me a sense of satisfaction,” ended he.