Arjun Mathur is joyful to be amongst these instrumental in bringing a couple of change in India’s leisure business and content material. “I feel lucky that I’m existing at this particular time when everything is changing so much. Right now, I feel I’m at the right place at the right time,” the actor mentioned.
Arjun, who’s been part of the enterprise for over a decade has proved his versatility being a part of practically two dozen initiatives. These embody content material pushed cinema like Luck by Chance, Coffee Bloom, I Am, Brij Mohan Amar Rahe and others. Arjun, nonetheless, discovered the a lot wanted fandom after taking part in Karan Mehta in Made in Heaven (2019). He was additionally seen in Home Stories, The Gone Game and extra not too long ago Silence… Can You Hear It? throughout varied OTT platforms.
Arjun, who’s at the moment busy capturing for the second season of Made in Heaven, says regardless of appearing for 12-13 years, viewers calls this net present “a breakthrough project” for him. “But that’s okay,” he said throughout an Instagram dwell session with The Indian Express.
Arjun, who performed a homosexual character within the Amazon Original Series, seemed again on the function and if he had any inhibitions. “This was the third time I was playing a homosexual character. Maybe for a moment I might’ve thought, ‘do I want to do this for a third time. Maybe there are other actors who should have this opportunity.’ But to be honest, the second I finished reading the script, I was not going to let this go. I had to be a part of this. Once you make that decision, there’s no reservation left. Then the only intention is to do it as convincingly as you can.”
Playing Karan Mehta in Made in Heaven additionally received Arjun, an International Emmy award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor. Does that feat change issues for him, going ahead? “I never take that pressure, even after an Emmy nomination. It’s not that I think differently now. I just have to focus on staying truthful to my characters and depict their reality as authentically as I can. That’s what has brought me here, and that’s what’ll take me wherever else I have to go,” he mentioned.
Though he kept away from revealing a lot, he did share how he thought his character would develop within the upcoming season. “I thought in season one, he reached one end of my character graph for a resolution or so to speak. But I was completely wrong. I’m very excited with the direction my character is taking in this season. It’s a lot more personal, deeper. It’s exciting,” he shared.
While we all know his Karan Mehta went on to turn into a fan favorite character, has Arjun ever accomplished a undertaking which did he didn’t relate with as a result of ideological variations? The actor picked The Accidental Prime Minister, the place he performed the function of Rahul Gandhi. He mentioned, “That’s one of the films in my filmography that I do regret. I don’t have a great explanation to this. I do know that I went through a deep conflict because I did get the feeling that the film was coming from a different place and had a propaganda attached to it, that I didn’t agree with. But I made a decision based on my own needs at that time.”
Adding how doing that movie taught him the way to prioritise issues in life, Arjun added, “At the end of it, as an actor it is important for me to not judge my characters. I really had to have that discussion with myself about separating the work from the art, from the politics, from personal beliefs. At the end of it, it was a political drama inspired by real events, where I was getting to play a biographical part. And I decided I wanted to explore it. But it wasn’t easy. I remember being on that set and feeling not happy with the decision. At the end of it, it’s all been a learning. I learned my lesson that nothing is worth the feeling I’m having, sitting on this set right now. So, never again will I prioritise other things over what my heart is really telling me.”
Arjun can be gearing up for The Gone Game season 2, U-Special and Lord Curzon Ki Haveli.