With saas-bahu genre still ruling the roost in television serial charts, you cannot ignore them if you are in the industry. At least reality TV star Prince Narula, who is set for his acting debut with Badho Bahu, has no hang-ups about the genre, but says he won’t be acting in such a serial soon.
In a candid chat with Hindustan Times, the Bigg Boss 9 winner talks about acting projects, Bigg Boss and his rumoured girlfriend Yuvika Chaudhary.
After you won Bigg Boss 9 last year, you said you want to be a ‘talented actor’. Did you work on your acting skills before signing up for Badho Bahu?
I attended workshops but nobody can teach acting. You either have the talent, or you don’t.
Going by the promos, your TV acting debut show encashes on your public image - the Prince we have already seen on reality shows like MTV Roadies and Bigg Boss.
Yes, my character encashes on my image but Badho Bahu will also show me in a different light. There are many phases that I cross in the course of the show.
Is the show inspired by Dum Laga Ke Haisha?
It is not inspired by Dum Laga Ke Haisha. You will see a lot of twists and turns in the show.
Was there something specific that made you go for the show or was it the first one to come your way?
Badho Bahu is a different and new concept, which is why I chose to debut with the project. Also, after Sultan I get to play a wrestler and that’s big. Right now I need to focus on kind of roles suitable for my age. I can’t do saas-bahu shows right now.
When you say ‘not now’, do you mean you will do such shows after maybe 3-4 years or do you never want to be part of such shows?
Maybe after sometime I will do saas-bahu shows, but not now.
Are you still in contact with your friends from Bigg Boss house?
Yes, I meet Suyyash (Rai) and Kishwar (Merchant). In fact, we meet twice or thrice a week. I also keep meeting Yuvika (Chaudhary).
Sounds interesting. Are you dating her?
No, no. We are not dating. She happens to live near my place and we end up meeting almost every day.