Amidst lockdown, many popular shows are being re-telecast to keep the audience entertained and one such show is Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera. We got in touch with Shivin Narang who essayed the character of Ranveer on the show and he shared his emotions about it as the show is being re-telecast for the viewers.Veera is being rerun on TV. How does it feel?
It feels great as this is a show about the strong bond shared between a brother and sister. What I know is that it's already running in 50 countries in different languages all over the world. And the decision of airing it again for us is simply superb. Those who hadn't watched it before will get to see it now. I feel lucky and at the same time, I feel proud too that I was part of the show.
Of course, as we all are locked down and my parents are here so we are watching it. I feel nostalgic. When I was offered Veera and when the show witnessed a time leap, I was not very keen on doing it. However, my parents who were big fans of the show convinced me. They really pushed me for it and I am glad that I heard them as it turned out to become one of the most popular characters of my life.
One thing that the character gave you?
As an actor, I was very young when I signed Veera. This show taught me a lot about acting. Today also, wherever I travel in the world, people recognise me for it. In today's times, when things are moving so fast and so many shows are coming up, if people relate to a show which is off air and still miss it, that just proves how successful the show was.
As you all know, I walked into the show halfway and it was already a superhit with the kids. So for me, it was really important that people could relate to me as the grown up Ranveer and for that I didn't imitate him but literally adapted everything, right from his walk to the way he used to talk. In fact, I still remember when I discussed this with my producers, they were really impressed that I am so passionate about acting. The character turned so successful that I became the universal Veer ji and people used to actually look at me as their brother. I remember one day, I was at the airport travelling somewhere and a girl came to me, hugged and started crying. Basically, she had lost her brother and seeing me, she remembered him. It just proved that people were not just watching it as any other entertainment show, but were also getting attached to it.Since you are the only child of your parents, how did you manage to bring that brotherly chemistry on screen with Digangana?
I am a single child. In fact, I don't have any girl in my close cousins. So I really didn't have any experience of how a brother-sister bond is and let me be honest, that was my biggest concern when I started the show. Playing a hero and showcasing your chemistry with the heroine is easy as you have to just hold each other and look into each other’s eyes. But playing a brother I need to have that comfort level with her. Even if I am holding her, the touch should not look bad, but protective. And it becomes difficult to play a brother sister onscreen when you are of the same age. I remember when I met Digangana, she was 15-16 years old and thankfully our chemistry clicked on-screen.
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