TV actor Himmanshoo A Malhotra will be entering an ongoing ­aviation-based TV show, which has actor Tulip Joshi in the lead. The buzz is that his ­character is modelled on Sidhartha Mallya, the son of business czar Vijay Mallya.
We got in touch with the actor himself to find out the truth. "I’ll be playing Rohan Mafatlal, the owner of the airlines where actors Tulip Joshi and Yudi work as pilots. Yes, my role is based on Sid’s ­character. I would say that my character will draw a lot of inspiration from Sid," he says, adding, "It’s a very interesting role. I play a charming, rich, and ­flamboyant guy. Since it’s inspired from Sid, I’ll get to wear fantastic clothes, watches, hats and shoes. I’ll be portrayed in a very interesting and stylish manner. It’s a larger-than-life persona."
Talking about how his character will add to the show, which is currently being shot in Delhi, he says, "It’ll bring an ­interesting twist in the tale. As the show ­progresses, Tulip would be seen ­getting attracted to me, while Yudi is ­attracted to Tulip," says the Delhi-born actor.
Meanwhile, Himmanshoo is "happy to be shooting in the Capital", as he will get to meet his mom often. "I will be shooting in the city for the next three months and it’s awesome to be here. I will also get to gorge on ­delicious food made by my mother, and would also be close to her," says the actor, who had to take a break for a few months before ­getting back to the small screen, as his dad had passed away. "I had to be with my mother during that time," he says.