Nakuul Mehta is surely on a roll. His portrayal of Shivaay Singh Oberoi, a shrewd and arrogant businessman in Star Plus' trending soap Ishqbaaz has been receiving a thumbs-up from the audiences.
His sparkling chemistry with co-star Surbhi Chandna has always been the highlight of the show. Nakuul has been honoured with 'Best Actor' award at the recently held UK Asian Viewers Television Awards (AVTA) 2016 for his performance in the show.
He emerged as the winner by beating his contemporaries such as Vivian Dsena, Namik Paul and Shaheer Sheikh. An elated Nakuul spoke at length about the show and his role.
Speaking about his role of Shivaay Singh Oberoi, he told, "It is actually full credit to my writers and producers. The makers were willing to bet money on me to play this role when I played a diametrically opposite character in my last show, Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara. It took a lot of guts on their side."
He added, "SSO is totally different from Nakuul. That is what I love about my role...the chance to do be someone who is just not me. I am absolutely loving it. While I do come with a pedigree in real life, I do not share any of SSO's values and thoughts."
On asked about his contemporaries, he said, " When you are shooting for a show, you are totally into it with very little free time. I have seen bits of Shaheer's Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi and it I feel it is a very good and realistic show. He has done a great job. Vivian Dsena is a dear friend. All are doing a good job and delivering their best, which is why they are loved." Well said!