Actor Vineet Raina,
who is playing the role of Lakshya in Beyond Dreams' Ishq Mein Marjawan,
says "I am in love with my character as it has lot of variations and layers to it. The character comes with different shades which makes it interesting to watch. My role is of an intelligent police officer and at what makes the character stand out is his unique way of dealing a case which is coupled with his own style of investigation."
Adding further, he says, "The reason I took this role was because it brings a lot of challenges and pushes you as as an actor. The character has a very thin line between being serious and comical. He can be humorous and serious at the same time and is also very good at his job. I also gave suggestions to make the character more intriguing and the creative department is happy with my improvisations," he says.
When quizzed him about the duration it takes for him to get into the character (lookswise), he says, "It does not take much time as we don't have to put a lot of makeup. But I work on my script more than anything. I spend all that time reading it before getting on the set."
The actor is also enjoying working with Beyond Dreams. "It is fabulous. I know Yash (Patnaik) for a very long time now and I have always appreciated and respected him for his creative and experimental mind. Mamta is another gem of a person. She is as creative and intelligent. They both have got very different genres and content to this industry. I have always wanted to work with them. They have a brilliant vision and are one of the best that our television industry has got," he says.
While many actors do complain about the long working hours of television, Vineet has a different take on the story. "I feel that the industry is not very demanding because this is what is keeping me alive. Whenever I am busy working, it keeps me satisfied and fresh. I feel active. I love this demanding profession. It is very lively," he says.
Being in the limelight is also something that Vineet doesn't mind. "I believe that at the end of the day, it is your job and the judgements and criticisms are a part and parcel of your work. You have to take them positively. Criticisms are important, in order for you to work harder," he says.
Well! Fans are a welcome treat for the actor as well, who has a lot of female fan following. "I really appreciate that. I am fortunate that I have such a fan following. I am all motivated to work hard in the future," he says.
Another thing that Vineet feels is important for an actor, is to be presentable. "It is very important for an actor to look clean, tidy and fit. People admire that more than anything, they get impressed. Another factor is that you look fresh on screen and it is so crucial," he says.
He elaborates saying, "People look up to us, they idealise us, they consider us as role models. They get inspired by us. So, I think an actor has to be very conscious about what kind of image they are portraying in public so people do not get negatively influenced," he says.
When asked him about the most interesting part of being an actor. "Being an actor in itself is a blessing, as he or she can influence the crowd. They can make a positive change and make the world a better place. The best quality of being an actor is that they are made for the people, they are the entertainers."