A Conversation With : Mahesh Thakur, Actor in the show 'Ishqbaaz'
Updated on: 02 Jul 2016
His roles may not have been central to the story yet Mahesh Thakur made his presence felt in films like "Hum Saath Saath Hain", "Aashiqui 2" and "Akaash Vani" among others. Equally at home on the small screen he is quite a familiar face on TV having worked in serials like "Tu Tu Main Main", "Sasural Genda Phool" and "Astitva…Ek Prem Kahani" Apart from acting Mahesh in his leisure time writes scripts. "Apart from my work I love to spend time with family –– my wife and two sons Aryan and Araish," shares the actor.
The actor is back on the small screen in an unusual role in the show "Ishqbaaz" which premiered this week on Star Plus.
In an interaction he discusses his role and how he views TV as a medium.
Tell us about the grey shades you are portraying in "Ishqbaaz".
After getting offer for this role, even I was surprised and wondered, 'How can one cast me for a role, I have not done before.' I asked my producers if they were confident of their choice? Nodding, they said: 'You are an artiste who always accepts challenging roles.' I started and gradually enjoyed overcoming the challenge.
In this show I portray Tej Singh Oberoi, who owns a colossal business empire. He is an opulent, arrogant and egoistic person but in front of his mother he is very humble and teetotaller. She is the only one whom Tej fears and respects. An entertaining story of three brothers, 'Ishqbaaz' has vivid emotions like love and hate, revenge and redemption.
Substitution of actors in TV shows is quite frequent.