Brief us about the character you are portraying in Rakhi? How different it is from the other characters you played so far?
First of all,
it’s the first afternoon show that I have done and more over, this is
the first show I am positive in. Also, the story is really unique. The
emotions shown here are different. It’s the first show that focuses on
a brother and sister’s bond. And I can too completely relate to it, as
I too have a sister, and I am also really attached to her. And about my
character – Aryan, I am playing a positive role, I somehwere
thought that Aryan will be negative soon, but when I saw the story and
screen play, I guess Aryan will be positive for a really long time.
How much are you like "Shakti" "Kartik" or "Aryan" ?
I am completely like Aryan in real life. I am a very homely person. And I am a very romantic guy in real life, and I am glad that I can play that part in my reel life too. Otherwise, in most of my shows, I am just being the ‘bad guy’ to every girl, but as Aryan I can be my self.
So who’s the lucky lady?
(Blushes) Yes, I am in love. I am in love with my work! (Long pause) she is the one!
Your look has been different in all the shows you did , like Karthik's rugged look, Shakti in his vests and Aryan in heavy brocade clothes , do you work on it or it comes naturally?
I work on it my self, along with the designers and the creative heads. Like for Aryan, we wanted the look of Pran Sahab, the rich and poise look. I did a lot of homework for that, was trying for something that will look royal.
Practically you are the most popular Male Villain we have in tellywood right now, how does it feel? Have you ever felt burdened by it?
It feels gorgeous… you have a free hand to do so many things… While playing positive, you become like Ram, and just end being stagnant and monotonous. But with the negative character, you can just play around a lot.
Do people mistake you to be just like your characters?
Yes, wherever I
go, people give me a grin. I’ll tell you an incident that took place.
My mother came down to Mumbai to meet me, and I took her to Manish
Market, and she went to get something, and I was waiting outside for
her. Suddenly this mob of aunties approached me with chappals in their
hand and were yelling at me, that how could I do that to Vidya in
Dulhhann. There was a scene where I was trying to get close to vidya,
so all of them just remembered that, and they were pouncing on me, that
how could I do that to her. I had to convince everyone that it was my
character, and that’s not how I really am. I turned back and saw my
mother just standing with the crowd and smiling. From that day, I’ve
decided not to go out in public again. (laughs)
If given a chance, what role would you rather play - comedy, romantic or negative? Why?
I would definately choose a romantic character! Come on, that is just who I am in real life….
Who is your favorite villain of all time?
Pran sahab definitely, he’s a stylish actor. He had his class, the way he used to fight, and people truly loved him as the villain.
saab’s talent can never be compared to anyone; but Faizal is truly
moving the Pran Saab way. Just like Pran Saab, who is still
believed to be the Best Villain in Films, and at the same time, a very
nice human being by heart, Faizal too balances his wicked and negative
roles onscreen, and his humble and pleasing attitude off-screen, very
nicely.. Way to go, Faizal!!
Reporter: Hiral Anju Bhatt
Author : Srividya Rajesh
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