Tell us something about your character in Do Dil Ek Jaan?
I play Raghu who is a typical Mawali from Mumbai. He is sweet and his character is like Robin Hood. Even if he has fights with people but he always thinks good of them. He loves his Mom very much. When Antara comes in his life, it takes a new turn. I haven't done any romantic shows before. The character is mature and it will be full of romance.
I was told that my character is going to be action oriented. They wanted to portray this character as an action hero. I have practiced martial arts for some time but I never got a chance to show them on-screen. I have never done stunts with harness. I did stunts with a harness for the first time and it's difficult to do stunts with it but I enjoyed it. I have done the stunts without any duplicates. I had to jump from the height of 40 ft. for my entry scene.
How was your experience while doing a stunt for the first time?
When I heard that I have to wear a harness for the shoot, I got unusual heartbeats but I felt it as smooth as butter after performing a perfect stunt. All the stunts and action scenes went well afterwards. I have always wanted to show the art I have learnt to the audience and with this show I have got a chance to show my skills.
What do you like the most about your character?
It's a very different character from what I am in my real life. It's a challenge for me to play this character. It's a fictional character which I am enjoying playing. I am new to play a romantic character as I haven't ever done it before. Sometimes we laugh while doing a romantic scene and the scene becomes like a comedy for us. However, romance connects very well with the audience which is more important.
How do you bond with your co-star Nikita Sharma?
We have become very good friends. These days sometimes we also go out together for dinner.
With whom do you bond the best on the sets?
I share the best bond on the sets with 'Battery,' played by Latesh Sharma because he is the only one whom I know from day one since coming to Mumbai.
How is your experience while shooting with Farooq Shaikh?
I hang out with him and even go for dinner along with him but I haven't done scenes with him yet. We had a great time while we were shooting in Kashmir.
Any challenges you are going to face while enacting Raghu?
Raghu is a passionate lover but Ayaaz is not so romantic so
I have to work on this.