MUMBAI: Seen in avant-garde shows such as MTV Splitsvilla 7, Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan, Kaun Hai?, and Zindagi Ke Crossroads, handsome hunk Abhishek Malik is currently seen in Star Plus’ most popular show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein as Rohan.
Paired opposite Krishna Mukherjee aka Aliya, he has entered as a positive character but will soon progress to becoming negative. business service asked Abhishek about his experience shooting for the show and his bond with the cast.
Abhishek said, ‘It’s been almost 20–25 days that I am shooting. There were rumours that the show is going off-air, but the creatives were affirmative of the news being wrong. The story is doing good, and my character is receiving good visibility. This is the first time I have associated with Balaji Telefilms, and trust me when I say this, the way Balaji treats their actors is extremely good. It’s really nice.’
When asked about his equation with his co-actors, he averred, ‘When I had my scene with Divyanka (Tripathi Dahiya), I wanted to initiate a conversation since I had heard that she is very grounded and down to earth. I was surprised when I saw her initiating the conversation and was delighted. She is very soft spoken and all what I have heard about her is true. I really enjoy shooting with her.’
‘I recently shot with Karan (Patel), and I must say, all of them are very humble. They know their craft well and easily get into the skin of their characters. It was a little difficult for me initially, but they all made me feel comfortable.’
Taking a break of 6 months after shooting for Nivedita Basu’s House of Originals, Abhishek has an important role in the storyline ahead.
He shared, ‘My character of Rohan has a lot of things to do. It is a promising role and my character is being utilized to its optimum. I particularly want to give a special mention to Sudha Chandran. She is a legend, and in my view, it is a blessing and a big deal to have an opportunity to share screen space with her.’
Way to go, Abhishek!