Says Vishal, "Splittsvilla gave me recognition among the urban youth crowd. With Bhagya Vidhata I've been given recognition in the senior crwod. Yes, my role has a tad bit of grey in it but its understandable given the situation the boy has undergone. However, I know that there are romantic days ahead. When that comes I will do it with full gusto and leave all the telly lover boys behind (laughs)!"
Vishal adds, "Taking up this role was indeed a challenge. First of all I'm not a trained actor. Plus, this character is very rustic. I'm from Punjab and I have a very heavy Punjabi accent. I had to neutralise it and adapt a Bihari accent. But I worked against all these odds and if today people hate me I take it as an achivement because that's precisely the effect my character should be creating!"
Vishal is very happy with the way Bhagya Vidhata has been doing. He says, "Bhagya Vidhata was made with the rural audience in mind. But surprisingly even the educated urban crowd has taken a liking to it. Its got a TRP of 3.3 which is quite good for a show in the 7pm slot."
For Vishal so far the going has been good. "I'm not a trained actor. Never even had a taste of theatre. But my fate has brought me till here. I feel truly blessed, " he signs off.
Reporter and Author: Susan Jose