Posted: 21 April 2012 at 1:12am | IP Logged
'Reality shows do not work for me' Nikhil Sinha
Saturday, April 21, 2012
| 12:23:01 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
Tellybuzz in talks with producer/director Nikhil Sinha….
Nikhil Sinha started his career as a DOP and did a series of successful
shows and then graduated to becoming both- Director and DOP and
captained another long series of Televisions Shows, viz. Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kam
),Ek Veer Stree ki Kahaani Jhansi Ki Rani
), Jai Shri Krishna
). He co-produced Baba Aiso Varr Dhundo
with Raakesh Paswan and then became independent producer with Devon Ke Dev. Mahadev on Life OK
which is being talked about for high production values as well as unique content.What is the response of the audience to your show 'Devon Mein Dev Mahadev' on Life OK?
far, the response has been very good, I am overwhelmed to be honest. In
my career I have worked in many shows but Mahadev certainly got the
maximum attention from masses and classes both of which is very
inspiring. People say that Mahadev is not a typically mythological show
and that is why they are liking it all the more. I feel very happy about
this. Why did you pick you mythology show on 'Mahadev'?
always felt this that Lord Shiva is a very mysterious character and
people only associate a lot of anger to his personality. Actually, that
is not the case. There are many other aspects to him which few of us
know. I wanted to come up with those untold stories on him. Also Lord
Shiva is someone who has loads of attitudes and pride and at the same
time he is so calm. How can a warrior be a bairaagi, dancer and singer
at the same time? He is a multifaceted personality. These were some of
the key reasons why I came up with a show on him. And also if you see
there are temples on Vishnu, Narayana, lord Rama as there are many
incarnations, but there is none for Lord Shiva. How did you finalize Mohit Raina as Mahadev ?
I was conceptualising this show I had certain parameters in my mind. I
had a certain sketch of Shiva. Mohit had auditioned for some other
character and he looks very different in real life; he has a typical
Kasmiri look with a broad nose and very sharp features and strong
jawline. I thought this was just apt for Mahadev. I have also convinced
many people about Mohit as I had the right vibes from him and knew from
the beginning that he is the lord Shiva for me. What prompted you to cast Mouni Roy as Sati ?
has this image in the industry and also in the media that she has an
attitude and is quite reserved. Sati is someone who is very innocent and
at the same time she has an attitude towards her personality which is
unique. I had auditioned many girls for this role but when I met Mouni
and we were chatting I realized that Mouni has that special
characteristics which I am looking for. I am happy that my conviction
for Mohit and Mouni has worked for the show. In the Director Vs Producer tussle, who ends up dominating whom ?
director is someone who makes money for the producer. It has been more
than 14 years for me in the industry. I have turned producer after more
than a decade's struggle. This growth has been a natural one for me. I
think I enjoy directing than producing! As a cinematographer, I was very
strict, but I feel as a director I became more accommodating. The
overall journey has been great for me. What has the role of 'Suhana' been in your life? Is she truly your better half?
and producing a show simultaneously is a very tough process. You hardly
have time for yourself, for your family. Suhana understands everything
that and I am very luck for that. Suhana also takes care of certain
things like casting and costume which are the main integral part of any
show. She has been a great support in my career. What are the Changing faces of Indian Television?
trends are cyclic. In the Eighties, the storyline was very important.
Then it became the technology in the Nineties. Now again it is the trend
of strong storyline. Like a Bade Acche Laggte Hai
for instance. Opportunities are increasing and there is a long way to go. Why is it that you say 'No' to Reality Television?
offense against reality shows. It generates loads of money, instant
fame and good TRPs, but I am a good storyteller and I prefer working on
the fiction genre. I treat that as my genre. What are your future plans?
films! That is my ultimate dream as a creative person. But I also
believe that for that I need some time, I just can't jump and hop to
that. May be a 3 years of time and will be doing my film.