After having portrayed almost all types of characters, Ankur Nayar is now ready to play an obsessed lover in the Sony show Durgesh Nandini as a replacement to Amit Sadh. Ankur says that Kohinoor is his favourite amongst the gamut of varied characters that he has played. He is also happy about his role in Durgesh Nandini as the character has some grey shades. Here's an excerpt of the tete-a-tete we had with Ankur recently.
How does it feel to enter as a replacement?
A: See, there's nothing to feel bad and as I was familiar with the story, it does not matter actually. I am happy with the role.
Tell us something about the changing character...
A: Actually, earlier the character was a bit simple and was slowly falling in love with Durgesh. But now as Durgesh is trying to fool Sikander by showing false love, Kshitij is feeling insecure and is turning into an obsessed lover. So, a bit of a grey shade has started to surface in the character now.
Did you have to make any adjustments to fit into Amit's shoes?
A: Currently yes, for I had to work on the body language and all, as the role is already set in the minds of people considering Amit has done it for sometime. But slowly and gradually, I will give it my touch, attitude and body language too.
How is it working with actress Rinku Ghosh, a new comer to television?
A: She is a fabulous actor and has done many movies in Bhojpuri. She is a professional and I never felt that she is a new comer. It is great working with her.
How do you feel playing this character?
A: It feels great as it has some grey shades, which is neither totally black nor totally white, but balanced. It is a grey shaded character with both positives and negatives
You have done many serials like Reth, Kasauti Zindagi Ki, Kohinoor and many more. So, which is your favorite role among these?
A: I have played negative roles mostly. But I love the role I played in Kohinoor where I saved the heroine and the Kohinoor diamond in disguise. There I had to portray many characters in one role. Sometimes I was a South Indian, sometimes something else. So I loved that role very much.
Which are the current serials you are working on and what are your future projects?
A: I am currently doing Durgesh Nandini and Kuch Apne Kuch Paraye. As for my future plans, I am already doing two dailies. So there is nothing much till now.