After having won hearts and attention with his portrayal in, Sumeet Vyas can now be seen in the series ‘Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke’, which is being premiered on Zee 5. Mid Day Online caught up with the actor for an exclusive interview, wherein he spoke about his take on playing the antagonist in the series amongst others.
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To begin with, Sumeet, you are playing an antagonist in the series ‘Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke’. How does it feel to play a negative character?
I think the simple fact that nobody would ever imagine me in a part like this is enough to intrigue the audience. It’s like Samar Khan, Srijit Mukherji and ZEE5 were taking a chance on me and I am truly grateful to them for lending me this opportunity to express myself as an actor in a slightly different way. This was precisely my first thought in choosing Tauriq as a character.
How easy or difficult was it to get into the skin and understand the psyche of your character?
Trust me when I say that it was indeed fulfilling. The whole point of me choosing to become an actor was to be able to live and experience different lives. To feel, speak and think differently. After essaying a negative character, I hope not to turn into a negative person in real life (laughs) but always remain positive. I operate on straight lines. This was a welcome break for me, and I hope I haven’t disappointed anyone.
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Was the process of playing this character daunting? Were you able to switch on and off from your character easily?
The show is inspired by true events but the characters are fictional and imaginary. Tauriq’s character is an amalgamation of all the incidents that they must have come through while researching for the project. Tauriq is not inspired by a real character; it is a fictional character. Also, I believe I was able to switch off from my character and come back. Having said that, when you trick your brain into believing that you’re someone else you start thinking and believing like that person for a short period of time.
Impersonating a character does take a toll on you and once you finish shooting for a series like this especially playing a character like Tauriq you need a small recovery period to resume to your regular life and undo your brain again.
In the long run, what is it that you feel about everyone and their life/career?
It’s a good question. In the long run, what I feel is that everyone is on a quest to find out if they are normal or a silly person at the end of their career. Correct me if I am wrong…. (smiles).