It was not an easy task for Rrahul Sudhir to switch professions. An engineer settled in a corporate job, he decided to pursue acting. The road ahead was new, plus his parents were not convinced. So it took time to make peace at home front before Sudhir ventured into showbiz with web, later TV happened.
Sudhir made his small screen debut with Rajaa Betaa. However, things weren’t as rosy as he thought it would be. Struggling to create a foothold in the industry, Sudhir, in a recent interview to Mid Day, revealed that he was considering leaving showbiz when the leading part in Yash A Patnaik and Mamta Patnaik’s Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 was offered to him and how the show changed everything.
“Right before I was offered Ishq Mein Marjawan, I was packing my bags to leave Mumbai. I was contemplating what my next step will be once I head back home to Dehradun. While I had faced dejection earlier too, it had never left me [defeated]. But this time, I was sure I didn’t want anything to do with acting. I went to Goa for a holiday when I got a call from the creative director for this show and I insisted on playing Vansh,” he said.
Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 on Colors narrates the story of Vansh Raisinghania, a business tycoon involved in illegal activities, and Riddhima (Helly Shah), a physiotherapist. The show has been garnering positive response from the audience and has made Vansh and Riddhima household names.
Happy with all the love from the audience, Sudhir is enjoying his stint. While he agrees that at times playing the same character for long does get monotonous, he also shares that given TV needs to show something new and interesting every day in terms of twists and turns in plot, it does add the required newness.
“Television scripts keep changing, and the characters alter over time. The initial pillars that you build your character on get diluted in the ocean of changes. One fine day, you wonder what you have been doing. We have to make do with our reality and ensure that the scene is believable at the end of the day, even though we might find it funny,” he was quoted by Mid Day as saying.
Sudhir also spoke about how being an artiste he is open to challenges and knows where to draw the line.
“I can go shirtless, but the woman should not [expose too much]. At the back of my mind, I know my mother will be watching this and I don’t want her to feel uncomfortable. Also, I will not do rape sequences on screen. People look up to me. If I portray such a scene, they may think it is okay to force themselves on a woman. Unknowingly, I don’t want to mislead people. You have to be responsible for what you do on screen,” he explained.