Ssharad Malhotra is back on TV and this time in a romantic TV serial Kasam Tere Pyar Ki opposite Kratika Sengar (earlier seen in Zee TV’s Jhansi Ki Rani and Punaar Vivaah). The show has replaced Colors’ popular TV serial Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi Hai and is already vouched as one of the upcoming hits on the TRP chart.
While, we are already hooked to the show, here, Ssharad reveals few things about the show, his preparation for the same and also about his ex-love Divyanka Tripathi
Ssharad Malhotra Plays the Role of a 23 Year Old Boxer Rishi Bedi
Last seen as Maharana Pratap in Bharat Ka Veer Putra, Ssharad Malhotra had to reduce a lot of weight for the show as he is essaying the role of a 23 year old in the serial. Now that he is not as young as that, he had to work a lot in the gym in order to look an energetic young bloke of 23. In addition, he also worked on his look so that he looks like a 20 something dude brought up in the US. He streaked his hair to look like the cool Punjabi munda in the serial.
Why Did Ssharad Choose Kasam…Tere Pyaar Ki after a Historical Show?
Love is something very universal states Ssharad and since it is a good intense mature love story, Ssharad gave it a go. What attracted him further was the fact that it is an Ekta Kapoor show that too on Colors. Surely a strong team to create enough buz in the TV circuit! Ssharad also thinks that by love stories one can easily connect with the audience as everyone identifies with love.
Does Ssharad Malhotra Believe in the Stars and Superstitions?
This is what Ssharad had to say when asked about his faith in the stars
“Well, I think maybe somewhere. I come from Kolkata where I know people who believe in kaal, dosh and astrology. Personally, I am not a rigid believer in all this. I am sure there is something called destiny. There is a moment that changes your life and people say it’s your ‘stars’. Some people term it as astro-science. Learned people are writing about it. I believe in destiny and perhaps a bit in kaal and dosh. Coming from an urban background, I feel it’s nice to strike a balance.”
About Kratika Sengar as a co-star?
Ssharad seems to be in good terms with Kratika as he knows her from before. The two are very comfortable with each other. This makes us believe that we will indeed get to see some great chemistry. Krassh (Kratika and Sshard) will surely rock together.
Does He Believe In Love?
Well, unlike his reel life character Rishi Bedi who doesn’t believe in love, Ssharad has immense faith in love. He thinks life is dull without any love. In fact, he feels fortunate that he has been in love for good amount of years (He was in a relationship with Divyanka Tripathi for 8 years and hopes to fall in love soon.
Ssharad on Divyanka Tripathi – His Ex-lover
This is what Ssharad Malhotra said when he was asked about Divyanka, breakup and her engagement with Vivek –
“She (Divyanka) is a great girl. Some things work out and some don’t. Both of us are mature enough to move on in life. Divyanka is a brilliant human being. I am sure Vivek (Dahiya) is a lovely person and they get along really well. Yes, I did not speak much after our split as she is a woman at the end of the day. I have been taught to be respectful to them. I respected her when we were together and I will always respect her and wish her the best in life.”
Some Of His Favorites
His favourite romantic film is Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and “loyalty” is a trait that he loves in a woman. Deepika Padukone is his favorite actress and interestingly also his latest crush. He loves her as she is not only beautiful but also intelligent. Besides, he also appreciates Audrey Hepburn.
Read the full interview here