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Ritvik Sahore: Samit Kakkad didn’t even look at the monitor while shooting for Indori Ishq

Ritvik Sahore was also a part of Aamir Khan’s Dangal.

Shaheen
Jun 08, 2021
 
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Ritvik Sahore in Indori Ishq.

Ritvik Sahore will soon be seen as a dejected lover in his upcoming web series titled Indori Ishq. The actor, who plays the role of Kunal in the series, considers it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Ritvik, who was also a part of Aamir Khan’s Dangal, now has another project which has become quite memorable to him. Ahead of the release of Indori Ishq, the actor sat down for a candid conversation with OTTplay in which he spoke about how life changed for him post Dangal, his experience working with the director Samit Kakkad along with his co-stars, his character in the show and future plans.

Excerpts:

Your web series is releasing. How excited are you?

I’m both excited and super nervous.

How would you describe your character (Kunal)?

He is head-over-heels for a girl (Tara) and speaks his mind. The show is about how he betrays Tara and gets screwed because of that.

Would you say Kunal is Kabir Singh with a touch of humour?

No. It’s fair for you guys to feel that it is similar to Kabir Singh because it has now become iconic but Indori Ishq is a completely different world. The story is based on a book by Mr. Kunal Marathe. The book was released way before Kabir Singh or Arjun Reddy came out. They are two separate journeys too. Kabir had anger issues. He was a successful surgeon, Kunal is a guy in college who is figuring out his life.

What does Ishq mean to you?

I like comfort and being friends first. We should be able to share silence and be (I should be able to be) myself. I want to be able to say things without the fear of being judged. You could also call it unconditional love.

If you had to describe Indori Ishq in 20 words or less, how would you?

It’s the story of a boy madly in love with a girl. He leaves his family for the girl and that’s also a lesson...

What made you pick the project?

The script. There’s so much happening in that, especially to Kunal because of that one girl. The character is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It’s got all emotions in place. It was a good opportunity for me to explore myself as an actor.

Not many people would remember but you were a part of Dangal. Would you say that film changed your life?

Absolutely. I believe it happened for the whole cast. We were very fortunate to be part of such a big film. I got a lot of good work post that. It did great things for us.

Tell me about your experience working with Vedika and Aashay.

They are one of the nicest co-actors who are so much fun to be around. We used to go out, chill in each other’s rooms. I was with Aashay through-and-through in Mumbai. He’s like a brother to me now. He used to bring me mutton to the sets.

How about working with Samit Kakkad?

Brilliant. He’s so technically sound. No take is wasted and he doesn’t use the monitor on sets. He just sees the scene with his eyes. Initially I asked him to check the monitor but he refused saying he is seeing them in real life. He keeps on cracking jokes, so being around him is fun.

What’s next for you?

I’m doing two web shows. One is with Hotstar, which will be announced soon. Hopefully we’ll start shooting for them soon too.

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