For actor Dheeraj Dhoopar, 2020 introduced within the greatest shocker, when work was stalled in the course of the pandemic-led nationwide lockdown. “None of us thought that would ever happen in the television industry,” mentioned the actor.
Once shoots resumed, Dhoopar was not simply again taking part in the a lot liked Karan Luthra in Kundali Bhagya but additionally showcased his versatility taking part in a detrimental position in Naagin 5. He additionally backed up his work profile with a few music movies and TVCs.
In an unique dialog with indianexpress.com, Dheeraj Dhoopar seems to be again at 2020, his totally different initiatives and his expectations from the approaching 12 months.
How do you look again at 2020?
The world was dealing with a significant disaster and issues weren’t wanting good. However, I’m an individual who likes to see issues from a optimistic aspect. I obtained to spend a lot time with my household for the primary time. But I have to add that whereas initially all of it appeared very thrilling, I used to be quickly craving to return to work. I’m actually pleased with how my profession progressed and even personally, I used to be in a cheerful house. So 2020 has been fairly good for me truthfully.
For the primary time in the course of the lockdown, TV shoots had been put to a halt. Tell us about that have.
Till the time the lockdown didn’t occur, I believed that shoots would by no means get stalled. Be it storms, bandhs or heavy rains, the trade has all the time labored. This was the primary time that we skilled one thing like this, and it was actually bizarre. I used to be not completely satisfied as I really like working and being on the set. Also, I believe it was not simply for the leisure trade as each sector suffered quite a bit. I’m glad that issues are getting again to regular, and we’ll quickly additionally get the vaccine.
Given the form of restrictions concerned, all of you probably did handle to tug off work brilliantly. But what was the most important problem once you had been returning to work?
Trust me, now we have such an amazing crew and everyone seems to be all the time caring for one another. The manufacturing and channel additionally assured that the whole lot was effectively sanitised and all precautions had been adopted. I keep in mind there was a time once I was on 4 totally different units working with separate items– Kundali Bhagya, Naagin 5, Humko Tum Mil Gaye (music video) and a TVC. The publicity was too excessive however fortuitously nothing occurred. It was all as a result of we had been cautious. I believe individuals someplace understood that it’s a harmful virus and one has to be protected.
Kundali Bhagya was again on prime of the score chart after the present resumed publish lockdown. What do you suppose has labored in its favour for so lengthy?
From the time Kundali Bhagya launched, it has been doing effectively. I believe given the present is so actual it really works effectively with the viewers. Also, the interpersonal relationship between each character could be very relatable. Karan Luthra is similar to me, and I really feel I hardly act on the present. I believe that is what has labored for us all these years.
Apart from Kundali Bhagya, you additionally did a cameo in Naagin 5 and starred in a few music movies. Was it a quest to strive one thing totally different or had been these gives too thrilling?
Honestly, I’ve all the time wished to do issues on totally different mediums. When I obtained a proposal from Naagin, I used to be thrilled because it was one thing completely totally different. It’s a supernatural drama, and the position was so thrilling. I even obtained to don a really totally different position. I instantly grabbed the supply, and I’m so glad that folks liked my work. I’d like to do one thing like this within the close to future too. As for the music movies, I’ve all the time been a fan, and was actually completely satisfied engaged on it.
Social media additionally grew to become an vital technique of connecting with followers in the course of the lockdown. Do you sit and determine on the content material you publish, otherwise you simply waft?
Honestly, I observe my coronary heart. Through my social media accounts, I would like my followers to know me, and one has to all the time be sincere with that.
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While everyone seems to be speaking about how unhappy the 12 months was, any completely satisfied second from 2020 that you just’ll cherish?
There are so many moments– spending time with household, celebrating my canine’s birthday. Also, I just lately traveled to Maldives for my anniversary, and it was a tremendous expertise. It was due since March, and we actually loved ourselves.
What has been your greatest studying from 2020?
I’ll say that don’t wait for good issues to occur. Go out and inform individuals that you just love them. In instances like these, you realise how unpredictable life will be. It’s subsequently essential to be along with your family members, and create alternatives to specific your feelings to them.
It was your birthday just lately, what did you want for the approaching 12 months whereas blowing the candles?
I’m very demanding in the case of these items, so I had an enormous listing. As they are saying needs don’t come true in case you share, so I’m not telling you something (laughs). However, I thanked the universe, and everybody who liked me a lot, and stored praying for my well being and wealth. I hope everybody stays protected and sound. I wish to preserve everybody entertained, and hope I can do one thing actually nice within the OTT house or a movie subsequent 12 months.