What response have you received for Internet Wala Love?
The show is very close to me and I have received very good response as it has a different feel to it. It's not a typical love story or just a family drama like other shows. Whoever is following it is loving it. I am playing Jai Mittal, who is a famous RJ and a social media star. The character is different from what I have done in Surveen Guggal - Topper Of The Year and Ek Veer Ki Ardaas... Veera and I am glad fans are loving it.
Can Shivin fall in love on the Internet?
Why not? In today's life we are connected with people more on technology. It may be facebook, whatsapp or tinder. So, it will not be wrong to say that these days we make relationships through Internet. Though we say Internet pe thodi na pyaar hota hai, milkar hota hai but we can't deny the fact that shuruvaat wahin se hoti hain. Like we go through others' display picture and develop an instant liking. Technology has became the biggest medium in our lives.
So, will Shivin take his Internet Wala Love seriously?
As I said Internet is just an important factor to start but then definitely we meet, connect and understand each other. Even if we don't meet over the Internet, you have to connect. So, why not? Agar mujhe Internet pe pyaar hota hai to I will take it seriously.
What is the one thing you don't like about social media?
Social Media is bringing a big change in our society. People have started judging each other on the basis of their posts. Now, an actor's capability is judged on the number of followers he has on social media. And I don't appreciate this. Also, people make opinions about others by looking at their pictures. Just because a girl has posted her pictures in a bikini or revealing outfit doesn't make her a 'bad' girl.
Tell us about your chemistry with Tunisha Sharma?
I was actually surprised when I got to know my co-star whom I will be romancing on TV is 16-year-old. But once I started shooting with her I was surprised to see her talent. She is extremely hardworking and talented at this age. When I was 16, main to kuch kar hi nahi pata tha (laughs). Off-screen also we share a very good chemistry.
As Tunisha is just 16-year-old, do you feel uncomfortable shooting romantic scenes with her?
I don't find any discomfort shooting with her. Our romantic scenes are also written in such a way that it doesn't make us awkward.
Are you open to doing nude scenes?
If I like the script and my role demands me to go nude, I will definitely do it. I haven't restricted myself. It doesn't matter if it's nudity or an on-screen kiss.
'Ghar Waale Kya Sochenge?'- Does this thought ever cross your mind?
Definitely yes. It always comes to my mind that ghar waale kya sochenge? Mummy papa kaise react karenge? Friends ka kya reaction hoga. And I feel it's normal to have such thought as we are part of the society. But, it will not stop me from shooting such scenes. As an actor, I have to think maturely.
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Will you be OK shooting intimate scenes with Tunisha?
She is just 16-year-old and her parents are the right people to decide if she should do such scenes or not. Our show is being telecast on Colors TV and I don't feel our creative team will plan anything which will make the audience and us uncomfortable. I am sure fans will demand for more and more romantic scenes after all it's a love story and we will fulfill their wish. Romance is a cute thing and there are a lot of other ways to show that.
What is your relationship status?
I am single kaafi time se.
And what is brewing between you and Rashami Desai?
She is just a friend. She is someone from whom I always take advise. Don't know why I am being asked this question? But if our social media posts are the reason then as friends we hang out sometimes. I went to her place during Ganesh Chaturti. It doesn't mean anything is brewing between us.
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