My character may look negative, but it’s positive: Gurpreet Singh on role in Porus
While some may feel that actor Gurpreet Singh’s role of Ambiraj in Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s Porus, is negative, the actor disagrees. He says that the character has been made out to be negative because of his circumstances. “It may look homogeneous to negative, but it is a positive role. There are priorities and feelings which drive you to take decisions in life. If someone does erroneously with you, you have to respond,” he says.
The show has got a great response and the fans are loving it. The actor hopes that this continues. “I am so blissful that Porus is getting a good response. I can’t predict the future but I assure you that I will put my maximum effort to give same or even better result and I am sure that whole unit and all actors in Porus has the same thought,” he says.
Talking about why he came on board, Gurpreet says, “There are lots of reasons for me doing Porus. First of all, it is Swastik’s show, earlier I have done a cameo in Mahabharat and at that time, I formed a bond with them. When I got the narration for this character, I felt that every character in Porus is more sizably voluminous then life. Each and every role in Porus has an individual positive posture and is equally vigorous as Porus and Alexender,” he says.
Ask him if it’s tough to be part of a mythological show, and he says, “It takes a plethora of research and homework to make this kind of show. For Porus, Swastik accreted and made it like a movie by hiring expert technicals, international and Bollywood fight masters for action sequences and they are shooting this show on highest resolution latest movie cameras. The best part of the show is the twist and turns in the story. I had to go through lots of training in different arts i.e., horse riding, sword fighting, we did workshop additionally and I especially had to learn swimming and scuba diving. Doing this kind of show exhausts you physically and mentally as this role requires lots of action and feelings with intensity. I am genuinely impressed and blissful with the result and I am so ecstatic and thankful to God for getting a role in Porus.”
However, does this mean more responsibility on an actor to perform? “Yes, responsibility on an actor’s shoulder increases in a historical show. I want to thank Siddharth Kumar Tewary for guiding me in portraying Ambiraj,” he says.
The actor started his career with Kahiin To Hoga and says that he is still grateful for the break. “I am grateful to Ekta Kapoor for giving me the chance to play such an intense and resplendent role,” he says.
Gurpreet, who has been part of the industry for a while, says that it has grown leaps and bounds. “Today TV has grown so big and is doing better than many astronomically immense movies. All film stars come to the TV to promote their movies and now, for the first time in TV history, ‘Porus’ is shot on such a large scale, and the first time an Indian show is reaching to the audience internationally. Definitely, all credit goes to the audience and fans for giving them the inspiration to make such amazing shows,” he says.
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