His character of Soham in the TV serial Bani — Ishq Da Kalma that is being aired on Colors has much to offer, says Adhivk Mahajan, adding that he doesn’t “just stand on the side like a prop.”
Back to his hometown after almost a year to celebrate Diwali with his family, the 26-year-old actor says he is satisfied with the way his career has shaped up. “I am getting a lot of e-mails and Facebook messages from NRIs appreciating my role in Bani — Ishq Da Kalma. The serial addresses a very rampant social evil wherein Punjabi brides get duped and abandoned by their NRIs husbands,” says Adhvik.
Before being seen as Soham, Adhvik had already appeared as the lead in Contract, a Hindi film directed by Ram Gopal Varma. He has also done numerous South Indian movies. “I got to act in a Telugu movie called Oosaravelli that crossed the 100 crore mark,” he tells us with pride. Adhvik’s passion for acting started when he was in college, he tells us.
“I have acted in a lot of plays during my college days. In fact, I participated in every youth festival when I was a student at Apeejay College of Fine Arts,” he smiles. The actor does not distinguish between the various platforms available to an actor, saying they all have something to teach and that he would always work in serials as well as movies. “I just want that my role should be effective. That is why I didn’t decline the role of Soham when it was offered to me as the character belonged to Punjab, my homeland,” he says.
However, Adhvik does believe that an actor gets to improvise when working on TV vis-à-vis films. “As an actor on TV, you get to improve yourself every day as you watch your performance daily, whereas in films, you have to wait till your next project,” he explains. Adhvik is now set to work in Punjabi films. “I am getting offers but I am waiting for a project that I can differentiate from my previous performances. It should be different from the run-of the-mill stuff,” he signs off.