Currently seen as Soham Singh in “Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki” , Avinash Mukherjee has been the audience’s sweetheart since he played the young jagya in the popular social drama “Balika Vadhu”. In a one-on-one, the actor talks about the show, being brought up by the show and love and romance.
What you have learned about the new normal?
That I need to work harder because something like this can happen anytime, and this is a message for everyone that be prepared for days or months like this so that you can help anyone during such times.
From ‘Balika Vadhu’ to ‘Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki’ you have grown up in the industry. How do you feel when you look back?
From ‘Balika Vadhu’ to ‘Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki’ I have grown up in the industry and I feel really good. It’s been a magical experience. As I always say what you cannot express, you call it magic, so it’s been like that for me and I keep learning every day, and the more I learn each day, the more I fall in love with the art of filmmaking.
How demanding is your role in ‘Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki’?
My role in ‘Shakti…’ is not demanding, but it’s definitely very challenging because it has many layers, and I enjoy doing such complex roles wherein you get to perform as an actor and you get more chances of drawing out from your personal experiences and portraying that on-screen. There is no better exercise in acting than doing that.
From where do you get the inspiration for your character?
I think you can take inspiration from your real life, from the briefs, the scripts, and the creatives. When you do a serial you get to know your character in and out, because you have been playing that character for a long time and you know what happens when the character gets angry, how he talks, how he walks, you know all of his emotions. You are giving life to your character just the way you are living yours.
You are a family-oriented boy and we haven’t heard of you partying? Is it a conscious decision?
I am a family-oriented guy, and I don’t party much because whenever I get a chance I want to spend more time with my family and enjoy myself with them rather than going out with friends and partying with them for no apparent reason. I like to party only when there is something to celebrate.
Did you miss what youngsters do while growing up because you are an actor?
No, I didn’t. I want to continue living my life like this. After 35 I might start partying and going out.
What are your views on love and romance?
Love and romance are forgotten and they don’t exist in today’s time. I am an old-school lover and that’s why I am still single. I have not found a girl who matches my thinking or my ideology of love and romance. I am like a Shah Rukh Khan lover.
Who is your idol and why?
My idol is my dad. And I have so many reasons that I can go on and on about it, I can write so many books.