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Saubhagyavati’s Jhanvi gets knight in shining armour

Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, April 08, 2012
First Published: 13:31 IST(8/4/2012) | Last Updated: 13:35 IST(8/4/2012)
After being subjected to domestic violence by her over-possessive husband Viraj, played by Karanvir Bohra in UTV’s Saubhagyavati Bhava (SB) on Life OK, Jhanvi, played by Sriti Jha, has escaped him. She will now find a saviour played by actor Harshad Chopra, who will enter the show in a positive role on Monday.

Excited about his character, Raghav, Harshad says, “The role is difficult to explain, yet easy to relate to. It has many layers as he wears his heart on his sleeve, is passionate and fights for the weak.” The actor is unfazed about competition with Karanvir, who plays the popular evil character Viraj , and says, “I haven’t though of it. I am doing this creative show for the cool role, not competition. It will be fun to match histrionics as his character Viraj is superb.” Having met Karanvir while shooting the promos, Harshad is looking forward to some dramatic scenes in the show. “I am going to enjoy sharing screen space with him as he is a brilliant actor and I told him so when I met him.”

With the entry of Harshad’s character, the show seems to be following films like Agni Sakshi (1996) and Sleeping With The Enemy (1991). But he disagrees. “The basic plot might have similarities with some or the other story written or filmed somewhere. Ultimately there are seven formats on which most stories are based and how they are treated and shot is what makes them different.”

Still reeling from his last show, Dharampatni’s failure, Harshad admits to being disappointed with its fate. “Some of my best work was in this show. People say I am a star and I have a huge fan following, but I would believe so if all my shows work well.”
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