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Male-centric roles on television also work: Karanvir Bohra

Karanvir Bohra talks about how it’s not just the female-centric shows that gain popularity on television. He also talks about how he would like to do “complex” roles in films.

tv Updated: Nov 04, 2016 07:48 IST
Rukmini Chopra
Rukmini Chopra
Hindustan Times
Karanvir Bohra is currently seen as the lead actor in popular TV show Naagin.
Karanvir Bohra is currently seen as the lead actor in popular TV show Naagin. (Instagram)

Even though supernatural shows on Indian television have been garnering criticism, Karanvir Bohra says he believes in this kind of content. He adds that the critique surrounding these shows doesn’t bother him.

“Criticism is people’s point of view. For me, it’s all about distilling the negativity and creating positivity. If people criticise, let them do so. No one is going to stop them. People should be entertained, and that’s the bottom line. If a little bit of entertainment can lighten people’s moods, then why not go ahead, [with it]?” says the actor.

Most Indian television shows centre around female protagonists, but Karanvir thinks that the audience is open to male-centric shows as well.

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“My show Dil Se Dua... Saubhagyavati Bhava?, was a male-centric show, and it worked. Ravi Dubey’s ongoing show, too, is male-centric. So these series have worked, but you need to have the right show,” says the actor.

Karanvir is set to be seen in a film, in which he plays an anti-hero. The television star says that when it comes to movies, he would like to “carve a niche” for himself by doing complex roles.

“When I’m doing a film, it needs to be challenging. It needs to be different from what I am doing on television. There are anyway a lot of good boy roles that actors do [in films]. Be it movies or television, what excites me is a good role,” he adds.

First Published: Nov 04, 2016 07:41 IST

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