Keith Sequeira felt ‘extremely seductive’ playing a villain onscreen
Actor Keith Sequeira shot to instant fame when he appeared on season 9 of the reality show Bigg Boss with his then-girlfriend (and now wife) Rochelle Rao. What kept him busy afterwards was the show Love Ka Hai Intezaar and turning a villain for the first time in his career in his subsequent show, Udaan.
Talking about the experience of playing such a character, Keith says, “It was extremely seductive! In terms of an actor, there’s so much more you can do with that kind of role. It’s liberating, but challenging at the same time. You also have to come to terms with the morality of your character. You get to do a lot of stunts, too.”
The actor feels that playing a baddie, in fact, scored him some more brownie points among his fans. “Bad is the new good. In fact, my fans really enjoyed my new image, and I got a lot of messages saying that. Also, you have to stop the monotony from seeping in. Baar baar ek hi cheez karna boring ho jaata hai,” he adds.
Being an actor leaves you with virtually no personal time and since Rochelle is also an actor and TV presenter, both of them lead busy lives. The couple tied the knot in March, this year, so asked how they ensure they get enough time for each other, Keith says, “So far we have been lucky. Recently, she was busy with IPL and I was doing my show, but we did manage to take out time. In the future, we will again get busy like this, but that’s the advantage of marrying someone from the industry. They know what’s happening, they know what to do. They know you can get a call anytime. But sooner or later she will complain ‘Why are you working late at night?’ But we are making conscious efforts.”
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