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Six-pack abs are not a mandate for actors: Vivian Dsena

The Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki actor Vivian Dsena talks about his low-key birthday and importance of performance than physique.

tv Updated: Jul 03, 2017 17:15 IST
Vivian says he would rather not have six abs than be someone who has six-pack abs but can’t act.
Vivian says he would rather not have six abs than be someone who has six-pack abs but can’t act.

Vivian Dsena celebrated his 29th birthday with his family on June 28. The Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon actor says he prefers “low-key” birthday celebrations and he wasn’t “feeling too well” as well. The actor who has been in the industry for almost nine years considers romantic roles to be his forte.

You said you were unwell. What happened?

I was under the weather and that’s why I resting at home. My injuries also keep troubling me often. I got hurt while shooting for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Khatron Ke Khiladi. While dancing, I got an inflamed disc, which later got aggravated due to travelling for four hours for shooting. There was time when I couldn’t work out due to these issues and I couldn’t play football also. I am undergoing physiotherapy and I am recovering rapidly.

In an industry, where actors are obsessed with six-pack abs and bulging biceps, do you feel the need to be that way?

No. I have never been fond of six-pack abs. You may have never seen me in a shirtless photo. I had six-pack abs, when I was 16-17 years old, when I had started my career. I was participating in a modelling contest then. You need that kind of body for that, and it had helped then. I don’t think it is a mandate for an actor to have six-pack abs and bulging biceps because your performance creates your image for the audience. I’d rather not have six abs than be someone who has six pack abs but can’t act.

Your ongoing TV show, Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, is doing well and the audience loves your chemistry with co-star Rubina Dilaik. What do you do to deliver such a performance?

Probably being a romantic hero is my forte and people like me in romantic roles. I have to give credit to my co-actors, who bring their flair on screen and good chemistry follows suit.

With your personal life in an upheaval (he has separated from his wife, actor Vahbiz Dorabjee), how have you been dealing with it?

I leave my personal life at home and focus on work when I am on set. So, it has been okay. Neither of us should get disturbed because of one another. Moreover, I wouldn’t like talk about my personal life.

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