Exclusive | I like doing fiction shows: Actor Ravi Dubey

A model, a presenter, a contestant and an actor; Ravi Dubey has donned multiple roles in his television career spanning seven years. Dubey began his television journey in the year 2007 with show titled Doli Saja Ke and now, he is set to play the lead in Zee TV’s new daily titled ‘Jamai Raja’ going on air from 4th August 2014.

Dubey is an engineering graduate and was always keen to become an actor. His kitty of shows include Ranbir Rano, 12/24 Karol Bagh, Saas Bina Sasural, reality shows like Nach Baliye and epoisodic shows like Yeh Hai Aashiqui.

Adgully caught up with Ravi Dubey, where he shared his thoughts about his upcoming show, personal life, plans that lay ahead and more…

Speaking about what stimulated him to pick up acting as a career in spite of being an engineering graduate, laughingly Dubey said, “Actually it may sound filmy but I always wanted to be an actor right from my childhood or rather Doordarshan days! I used to watch lots of films on television which inspired me towards this profession; later when I came to Mumbai for my studies I got into modelling and finally acting happened to me”.

Having done genres like fiction, reality and episodic shows in the television space, sharing his pick of the lot, he said, “I love doing dailies, but as nothing interesting came to me, I kept myself occupied with anchoring, doing episodic and hosting events and shows; it’s always good to explore”.

Speaking about what made him chose Jamai Raja as his fiction comeback project, Dubey stated that the wait for a good script landed him to this decision “All this while I was not getting good scripts and offers to work on, finally when the concept of Jamai Raja from Grazing Goats Pictures came to me, I personally liked the subject and nothing can be best than this to make a comeback”, he added.

While every character comes with its own challenges and requirements, speaking about how his learnings through his career have been incorporated for the role of Jamai Raja, he said, “I got married last year which makes me a son-in-law in real life too! Hence I relate to my character of Jamai, and that in its own way will be a learning experience for me. This show will make people to understand the real meaning of Jamai Raja, as usually people may remember the term Raja but forget a Jamai’s responsibilities”. The show will provide a fresh viewing experience for the viewers as the show has a male perspective on a relationship along with the female.

While his next step is understandably Hindi films, Dubey concludes by stating that though he is in the process of reading scripts for films, he will await for the right script and make the correct move at the right time!  [By Ranjana Gupta| Twitter: @RGrightsreserve]


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