television career with a Tele film and then went on to be a Balaji
regular, in K-serials, Kkusum, Kamal, Kaisa Yeh Pyar Hai. The talented
actor is now be seen in Ratna Sinha's 'Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Naa'
After working closely with directors as Mr. Muzaffar Ali
and Mr. Ravi
Rai, now Faizan Kidwai
plays the role of Saksham, the middle son of the
rich Ranavat family. Elaborating on his role, Faizan says, “The
character I am playing is of an ambitious, arrogant perfectionist. He
can’t tolerate lousiness and is always hyper. He hates the middle-class
people and he comes across as the 'Angry Young Man'
the family.” So do we see him more as a negative character? He agrees
partly and explains, “Yes it is has a bit of grey shades. He is
supposed to be aggressive and hates middle class people, hence the
reason for his hatred towards Aastha, the lead female protagonist.
Later on , he gets convined and accepts Astha after his brother gets
married to her", he adds on.
On asking if this role is similar to his earlier role in Kaisa Yeh
Pyaar Hai, he refutes. “It may look to be similar, but here, my
character is more aggressive while that role was more subtle.” He
himself feels the character he is playing is an important part of the
story. “It’s an important character. Most are playing the good roles
and here I am doing a role that’s grey. That definitely makes the role
quite interesting and important,” says Faizan.
Reporter: Ranjini Nair