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EXCLUSIVE: Shaheer Sheikh gets talking about birthdays, Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, on screen chemistry & more

Shaheer Sheikh gets candid during a chat with PINKVILLA as he talks birthdays, changes, and of course, his show Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke. Read on to know all about it.
EXCLUSIVE: Shaheer Sheikh gets talking about birthdays, Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, on screen chemistry & moreEXCLUSIVE: Shaheer Sheikh gets talking about birthdays, Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, on screen chemistry & more
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Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke actor Shaheer Sheikh turns 36 today (March 26, 20202) and well, he has been entertaining his fans for the longest time one can imagine. He has to his credit some of the finest shows and yet if there is one thing that hasn't changed is the actor's approach towards birthdays and the excitement of his fans around it. Ask him if it is too early for birthday plans, the actor says, "If you know me a little you will know I don't have birthday plans. Someone told me on the sets that what are your plans for your birthday and I completely forgot and it was that person who made me realize it is going to be in this time frame when we will not be shooting." 

Talking about what does he feel about the year has gone by in terms of productivity, the actor quips, "I am happy with how things have been, I wanted to do something like this because my last two shows needed a lot of efforts and doing historical is no easy. I am not saying this is easy but comparatively, a historical character needs a little more efforts but this comes more naturally to me. The character has been liked by the audiences and I am happy how people have responded to the show, it was a bold move by the producers and the channel of course to make something like this. We aren't doing anything new with the story but the approach, the writing, is different."

Yeh Rishtey has managed to break stereotypes, spoken about social issues, and it leaves me wondering if this is the content people are looking for instead of the regular daily soaps. About that, he says, "That was the approach of the show from the very beginning, both Rajan sir and Garima. From the very beginning, that is how they wanted to treat the show and they did not want to drag anything and pick socially relevant issues, which they did. And I am very happy about it since we did stick to our original track. The equations between all the characters are also quite interesting and relatable in today's times."

Ask him how a show like Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi that also go on to break many stereotypes and have a huge fan following did not manage to garner the kind of TRPs that this show has managed to and if there is something different that worked out with YRHPK, he says, "I feel that show did wonders for me and till now, I meet so many people from all over the world who have loved the show. Ratings never really mattered for me, even for this show, I am the last person who will ask how much have we rated this week. That show changed so much in our TV industry I feel and I am not too sure but I think it is one of the highest-rated TV shows on IMDB. It has got that kind of recognition and that is kind of enough for me. Even the channel we were working for, it was happy with the outcome and how people were reacting to the show to the extent that they still want to make another season.

Talk about his chemistry with Erica Fernandes in Kuch Rang or now, with Rhea Sharma, he always gets it right. Quiz him about how does he manage to do that, he says, "First of all, you need to understand what the write or the director or the people who have written the show think about your character is what I try to understand, I try to understand how they have imagined the character and I feel if you stay true to your character and love your character, the chemistry happens on its own and it is effortless and that is what helps people relate to it."

Also quizzing him about how he has wanted to get into the process of film making, the actor says, "Yes, I have and for the first time in 10 years, I have all this time to myself, so let's see (laughs) what comes out of it." Asking him further as to if something materialized in all this time, he says, "Something did materialize and it was to go on floors as well but then something else happened and then I shifted to Indonesia as well. It is just that I have been a little busy and once I signed this show, I decided to not do anything else since it is impossible to do a daily soap and something else."

Shooting for daily soaps can sure get tiring and one might feel it to the point that they don't want to go to work at all. Ask him if something similar has ever happened with him, he says, "I won't say I feel excited every day and there are days when you are tired or when you feel overworked, but overall, in general, the vibe on our set is very nice and we share a good rapport with everyone. The environment on the set does not make us feel like we don't want to go."

Concluding the interview, I asked him on what is it that he would like to change or do by the time next year comes in, he says, "I would like to have a nice lavish home in Mumbai."

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Happy birthday shaheer have a peaceful life

Happy birthday shaheer have a peaceful life

Happy birthday dearest Shaheer. Stay blessed always.

Really nice interview, thanks Pinkvilla, Shaheer is a special kind of celebrity, l call him the people's celebrity because he is in the entertainment field to make people happy and enjoy that magic he brings to any screen, Happy Birthday to Abir!

Wish you very very
Happy birthday SHAHEER SHEIKH

Happy Birthday Shaheer Sheikh

Happy Birthday DEAR. STAY SAFE


Happy Birthday shaheer god bless you and enjoy your day

Happy birthday shaheer sekh wish you a happy life

Happy birthday my love ❤️❤️❤️

Happy birthday shaheer u veryyyy much

Happy birthday birthdayboy u shaheer

Many many happy returns of the day to one of TV's best actors. May all your dreams be touched by magic, Shaheer. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Much luv & God bless.

Happy birthday.stay blessed

Happy birthday

Wishing you a very happy bday SMARTY.. lots of love.. stay safe

Happy birthday dear...stay blessed

Happy birthday Shaheer, may you have wonderful one

Happy birthday shaheer❤

Wish u a very very very happy birthday dear

Wish u very very very happy birthday dear

Happy birthday sweetuu

Happy birthday sweetuuuuu

Happy birthday sweeetuuuu

Its shaheer, he will get a lavish home in mumbai, real soon!! Happyy birthdayy my heroo, i love youuu

Its shaheer, he will get a lavish home in mumbai, real soon!! Happyy birthdayy my heroo, i love youuu

Happy birthday

Happy birthday dear Saheer

Happy birthday

Happy'birthday shaheer

Happy Birthday shaheer

A very happy birthday to SHAHEER

Happy birthday shaheer

Happy birthday shaheer

Wish you a very happy birthday. And stay safe at home.Iam a die hard fan of yours since Mahabharat.

Happy birthday Saheer

Happy Birthday Shaheed❤❤❤❤

Happy Birthday saheer sheikh

Happy Birthday

Very nice interview.... Happy birthday shaheer... May God bless you and may all your wishes come true#be happy



Happy birthday shaheer..may you be blessed with all happiness...stay safe

Happy Birthday dear Shaheer!!!
Today is your birthday & it is also the Independence Day of our Bangladesh. So this day means a lot to me.
Stay blessed and happy always!

Many many happy returns of the day shaheer. Lots of love to you.enjoy your day.


A very Happy Birthday Shaheer
Stay blessed and activeany things in your future life.........

Wish u a very very happy birthday shaheer... god bless you, keep doing the good work as u always do. It's a treat to watch you on screen in whatever character you play...loads of love

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