Naveen plays a submissive and frustrated man named Rajni who manages to shake off his shackles in the series.
Actor Naveen Kasturia, who is popular for his roles in The Viral Fever series Pitcher and Aspirants, will be seen in a different avatar in his upcoming MX Player show, Runaway Lugaai.
The dramedy, which will release on May 18, tells the story of a free-spirited bride, who fights against the orthodox society. Naveen plays a submissive and frustrated man named Rajni who manages to shake off his shackles in the series.
The actor tells us more about his character and fun instances during the shoot of the series, which also has veteran actor Sanjay Mishra with Ruhi Singh and Ravi Kishan.
How was it working with a veteran like Sanjay Mishra in the series?
Though I have worked with him in the past, this time I got to know him closely. We spent a lot of time together and as an actor, I could learn a lot from him. There was a positive vibe about him in the way he approaches his part and by how cool and calm he is on the set.
He used to have fun on the sets and also while shooting. He improvises a lot while filming and that makes him who he is.
How did you get into the skin of a ‘desi’ character like Rajni in Runaway Lugaai?
I didn’t have much time to go to Patna and be there for a while to learn the dialect. So, the basic preparation was to mug up the lines and then learn ways to make your character look credible.
Tell us about your experience of working with actor and model Ruhi Singh?
It was easier to work with a grounded person like her. She is a simple person, who is working hard for her aim to become a better actor. Our chemistry and dynamics were also great because of her easy-going attitude.
As someone who has been doing web series for at least the last six years, what’s your take on the current evolution of the digital space?
It’s probably going in the right direction, but the quality sometimes suffers when so many people get into a single stage. At the same time, so many talented writers and directors are getting a space to showcase their stories to a large audience.
How are you managing to keep a positive frame of mind during the pandemic?
It is not the time to complain about the situation. Honestly, I was not prepared in 2020 but this year, I’m ready and completely okay with staying home for a while. I’m being patient as long as everyone around me is okay and healthy.