Barun Sobti says he is very bad at taking compliments

Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon actor Barun Sobti says he feels awkward when people compliment him on his looks.

tv Updated: Jun 22, 2017 15:17 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
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Barun Sobti plays the role of Advay Singh Raizada in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3.

TV actor Barun Sobti, unlike most of his small screen contemporaries, doesn’t know how to react when people praise him. The actor, who has worked in shows such as Baat Hamari Pakki Hai and and Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, says that the only reaction he manages to give is thanking them with a smile.

“I am very bad at taking compliments. Even in school, when people told me that I look good, I could just manage an awkward thank you and a smile,” says Barun, adding that how his family and friends often point out how poor his responses are to the people who admire him. But he hasn’t been able to do much about it.

#ipkknd3 #advaysinghraizada

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Barun also shares that he feels awkward when his fans show their admiration. Ask him about his crazy fan encounters and how his wife reacts to them, the actor says, “Yes, I have a lot of them [fans] and I’ve encountered several such moments at various places. Sometimes, they want to touch you or hug you. There was one moment when someone planted a kiss on my cheek and I didn’t know what to do. My wife is okay with all this.”

You are so cute 😅

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Barun says that he has learnt to handle female fan following over the years and adds, “Yes, I have come a long way though the awkwardness is always there. Fans love the image that they see on-screen. They simply admire you for whatever they see on TV shows, without even knowing you as a person. That’s such a pure thing. I’m thankful for the love they have showered on me.”

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First Published: Jun 22, 2017 15:16 IST