Thursday, May 17, 2007
A talented actor and popular face on television these days, Gaurav Chopra has already carved a niche for him in the industry. He has been around for quite sometime now and made his presence felt with Saara Akash, Lavanya, Piya Ka Ghar, Aisa Desh Hai Mera and others. As he is always trying out something different in terms of roles, he is now ready to play a music teacher in 'Left Right Left. Here Gaurav talks about his role and his plans for the future.
Tell us something about your role in 'Left Right Left'
In the serial, I am playing the role of Captain Abhimanyu Raichauhan, who is a music teacher and tries to form a band. At the same time, he is also a secret agent who tries to find out the mystery concerning Navin Singh Alhuwalia, but to keep this a secret he is given a look that differentiates him from being an Army officer. He has long hair with cool clothes on and his behaviour and attitude are also completely chilled out. He basically gives the old characters a new freshness. Normally, it happens after a leap, but here it is without a leap. Even Rajveer aka Rajeev can be seen having more fun, as Abhi is his old friend.
Can we expect another love track?
Yes, slowly, but surely a love track can be seen between Abhi and Naina Singh aka Priyanka Bassi. Abhi would have a romantic bearing for Naina.
How difficult and special is this role?
It is a very different and unique role, as I don't think any one has played this kind of a role before on television. I had a special entry and it is a very challenging role, as it is so spontaneous with a variety of shades to portray. I love this role.
Did you have to do any homework for the role?
Yes, in fact a lot of homework had to be done. I had a brief discussion with the producer, director and then we have zero downed to 42 points that I have to follow before every scene. So now, before a scene, I have to think what to do and what not to do. I also had to work on the musical instruments, as I am playing a music teacher. I did not have time to learn them, but I saw performances of bands and musical shows to learn how they use the instruments. I also had to work a lot on my body language, as the character is very chilled and funny.
How do you maintain your physique?
See, as I am an Army Captain and as I have a scene where I am not wearing much clothes, I have to maintain my body. Therefore, I reach home at 10.30 p.m. from shooting and then spend time in the gym till 12-2 a.m. Now, that's the life of an actor.
Apart from acting, what are your other assignments?
Apart from acting, I will be seen in a music video of Meet Brothers with Narayani Shastri. We have shot it in Pondicherry and its release may be announced by May 25.
Does Gaurav resemble Abhi?
If I say that then I would reveal myself. Yes, I can say that I do resemble Abhi about 60-70 percent, but in every character I played so far there was at least one percent of Gaurav in it.