Actor Amar Upadhyay aka Mihir Virani would stay one of the vital iconic characters within the historical past of Indian tv. And now that he’s set to don the producer’s hat, the actor reveals that he had nearly determined to stop the leisure enterprise if this character in Kyukii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi had not supplied him with all of the success he had hoped for.
“I was not getting my due in the industry in terms of fame before Mihir happened. I did not want to stay around for very long. I felt there was no point in being an actor if I didn’t experience the highest of highs. No one used to recognise me while I was walking on the street. Kyunki Saas… was supposed to be my last project. I thought to myself, ‘Agar yeh show kuch nahi karta mere liye, toh I will switch my profession and do something else’. But then destiny had other plans,” recounts the actor.
And when he acquired the present and folks began to love his character, Upadhyay says he gave it his all to make it immensely common.
“I used to shoot 17-18 hours a day without a break. As an actor, I did all kinds of research and learnt from people around. Till the last shot, I gave it my best. Today, when I look back, I can say that Mihir became what it is today because of my hard work. Even after 22 years, people call me by that name. For me, it was a god sent opportunity, as my life changed after that,” says the actor, expressing gratitude for all of the work that got here his method publish the present and helped him style extra success.
While Upadhyay stored engaged on back-to-back tasks and had a satisfying appearing journey, he offers the credit score to an interview of Anupam Kher that he had learn again then.
“Many many years ago, I read this interview where Anupam sir said, ‘One needs to keep his diary packed. You don’t have to increase your fees, you don’t need to use your success as a reason to ask for more work from people. You just have to keep working constantly.’ And I did that. I kept on working non-stop. May be, that’s why I managed to stay in this industry for so long,” concludes the actor, whose first manufacturing, Kyuki Tum Hi Ho, additionally options him within the lead position.