EXCLUSIVE: Shaheer Sheikh on Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi being a risk, Devakshi, bond with Supriya, fav scenes

As Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi returns to TV with re-runs, we reached out to Shaheer Sheikh for an exclusive chat on how does it feel to relive this journey, Devakshi, bond with Supriya maa (as he calls her) and his favourite scenes from the show.
EXCLUSIVE: Shaheer Sheikh on Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi being a risk, Devakshi, bond with Supriya, fav scenesEXCLUSIVE: Shaheer Sheikh on Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi being a risk, Devakshi, bond with Supriya, fav scenes

Television hardly manages to make shows which are not driven by TRPs. Keeping it simple and devoid of high drama is a task in itself but the one show which manages to live up to it for the most parts is Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi which starred Shaheer Sheikh, Erica Fernandes and Supriya Pilgaonkar in lead roles. As the show returns to TV with re-runs in the times of global crisis, we reached out to Shaheer for an exclusive chat on how does it feel to relive this journey, Devakshi, bond with Supriya maa (as he calls her) and his favourite scenes from the show.

Excerpts from the interview:

Last time we spoke, you said you are enjoying self-time in lockdown. Is the status still the same?

I am scared that I will never get used to the previous routine. Now I am just hoping that I get more time at home (laughs).

Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi is returning. How did you react when you came to know about it?

I would come across tweets where people wanted the show to come on air again and then suddenly I saw that they made an announcement and I was surprised and shocked and excited too because it was surreal to see people's wish being granted. 

What is that first memory which comes to your mind when you think of KRPKAB?

I think we knew the show is going to go off-air now and there was a scene in the kitchen with Maa and me in which we tell each other that we hope everyone gets a son and mother like them and that moment gave me goosebumps. It is crazy. We both were so emotional in that scene. For me, it was very difficult to even leave her, I hugged her after that. It was very real. I feel in that show, everything was so perfect and magical. How everything falls into place and everything is right. All the writers, directors, productions, everything was spot on. 

Were you always sure to take up Dev Dixit's character?

No, I wasn't sure. I was in Indonesia when they called me (laughs). I was not sure, honestly. I had never met them before, had never worked with Sony and it sounded on the phone like a typical daily soap, and then I met Mamta ma'am when I was in India, I was mind blown and I was sure of doing the show when I walked back from the meeting. 

Your bond with Supriya ji is one of a kind. Is it still the same?

The bond has not changed at all. We still call each other and she is like a child; she has sprained her ankle currently and we discussed that overcall. I feel so lucky to have her in my life. Whenever I think of my mother, I think of my mom and Supriya maa. Even in my subconscious mind, I know she is my mother. 

I remember you always mention that drunk scenes are the most difficult for you. In Kuch Rang, there was a drunk scene in particular when Sonakshi is about to get engaged... can we say it was one of the most difficult scenes then?

There was so much emotion in that scene and I feel if you are in the character, you feel the emotions and somehow it wasn't that challenging. It came out decent. I was happy with the scene because generally I am not. 

What according to you worked for Dev as a character?

What works for Dev as a character is that when you show your insecurities, your vulnerability, your flaws, it becomes more real and human and people relate to it. We are not perfect, our heroes sometimes are. But, when I watch a show, and see a character who can make mistakes because of the situations, I feel for that character. At the same time, they want to do the right thing. 

Devakshi continues to be one of the most loved jodis on-screen. What made them special?

Erica is an amazing actor. She fit the character so well and did a very good job. It is half the job done for me when I have a good co-star and she was phenomenal. It was all so effortless that it looked natural. People connected with it so much and we would improvise a lot. If you are in the character and know the exact graph, you would always end up giving more. In other shows sometimes, you have to create that, but in Kuch Rang, it was very raw and natural. 

Any particular favourite scene of Devakshi?

There are so many. Of course, the first proposal scene is one of my favourite. There is one song sequence where we are in the room where Sonakshi is wearing a saree. It is beautifully shot. Even the normal sequences, it was so good. You can't fake simple scenes. 

Kuch Rang was a risk when you signed it... did anyone tell you that? Did the response make you feel validated as an actor?

My friends told me it is a big mistake. Of course, it was considered a risk. 

I think the first time Erica and I were shooting for the show, Gajraj ji was shooting the promo and when we were shooting it, he said that he is having a good feeling about the show and me kind of looked at it from his perspective and it gave me confidence immediately. Even if it doesn't work, it is the right kind of show I felt. 

But doesn't the expectations of TRP and success bother you?

That's my thing, I have not overloaded myself with baggage or pressure. My only stress is that I should be able to take care of my parents and if I am able to do that I am okay. Even if it means doing farming and taking care, I am okay with that. I have never taken the pressure of being a big actor, or be in the league, never. 

Would you like to change anything in the show, if given a chance?

No, actually. The way our characters were written, I don't think I would like to change anything at all. Such beautiful dialogues. I don't think on TV people remember dialogues so much, but this show had some iconic dialogues. I would like to give credit to the Saqib sir who directed the first few episodes and set the pace of the show. We never tried to create drama using a camera. He said that he believed that when the actors are performing he didn't want to distract the audience.

Stay updated with the latest entertainment,fashion and lifestyle news. Get our Newsletter

Anonymous 5 days ago

He is my favv actor

Anonymous 5 days ago

He is my favv actor

Anonymous 2 months ago

Just want to say #Shaheer sir you are the best.... One of your biggest fan....Love you a lot

Anonymous 2 months ago

Shaheer sheikh so cute ur so handsome and I am a fan from tamilnadu

Anonymous 2 months ago

The best show ever @iam_ejf @shaheernsheikh #Devakshi @supriyapilgaonkar

Anonymous 2 months ago

Mindblowing,fantastic,amazing ,realistic,dialogues and performance. I am a big fan of kuch rang payar ke aise bhi..the best part of this show is you can realate your emotions and feelings. After watching 3 times this show on YouTube dev's room garden each and everything......I can remember.When ever I feel low watching this show gives me energy.

Anonymous 2 months ago

One of my favourite family drama, fabulous amazing really lovely.

Anonymous 2 months ago

This show is really fantastic.I don't watch serials but this one I love to watch every day again and again.This show has brought positivity and helped me to come out of may be depression in this lockdown.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I am not a tv serial lover. I haven't seen a serial for a long time. Suddenly I have got a YouTube recommendation for this show kuch rang and watched an episode. And after that I couldn't resist myself from watching all the episodes. It has helped me a lot to survive in this boring lockdown period. I love this show.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I am getting goose bumps while reading this article...my all time favourite

Anonymous 2 months ago

Fabulous show

Anonymous 2 months ago

The show was just out of the box.We loved every scene every dialogue every expression.Every thing was so raw and perfect we indeed saw different shades of love

Anonymous 2 months ago

I love the show. It's perfect just perfect. I like all the characters but special love for dev.

Anonymous 2 months ago

watching the show second time. Very happy to see.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Mee too

Anonymous 2 months ago

It's a fantastic show

Anonymous 2 months ago

It's a fantastic show. Tamilians are loved the show at tamil dubbing. Now also I'm watch the serial at5th time. All the actors are great especially DEV SONAKSHI.

Anonymous 2 months ago

First it's a great interview. SHAHEER U R A BORN ACTOR. Today I'm finished the last episode to watch 5th time. It's a one of the most great serial. All actors are done a great and superb job. I'm lucky to watch the serial at TAMIL DUBING. I REALLY LOVED THE SERIAL AND DEV AND SONAKSHI. THANK YOU TO THE KRPAB PRODUCERS DIALOUGE WRITERS DIRECTOR AND ALL THE BEST ACTORS.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Superb interview. All actors that's serial are great. Especially our loveable Dev and sonakshi. Today also I watch the KRPKAB at phone. I loved the serial the serial had wonder ful and great actors. Especially TAMIL dubing super. The story and dialogues are fabulous. I think one of the best serial in the whole world. Today also I'm finished 5th time to watch the serial. Shaheer U R A BORN ACTOR. Thank u very much to the DIRECTOR DIALOUGE WRITERS ACTORS AND PRODUCERS to give a MEANING FUL SERIAL.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Since lockdown i have been watching it over and over and everytime there's something new...we have a class of artists( not actors) who have made the characters so real and relateable and made this show a memorable one...so haapy to knw it's being retelecast..reliving the KRPAB magic AGAIN...THANKS to sony tv..❤❤❤

Anonymous 2 months ago

After watching Mahabhrat m in love with Arjun (shaheer) and his acting n m watching all of his shows including kuch Rang n I love the show.. I can actually feel the emotion his tears bring tears in my eyes n his smiles bring smile on my face ❤❤

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why is it coming back on tv whereas I had already watched 380 odd episodes on you tube twice

Anonymous 2 months ago

In this hard time this show like a fresh air..i lv d show........every character r memorable....lv erica n shaheer both

Anonymous 2 months ago

I don’t think anyone can pulled this character Dev Dixit like Shaheer Sheikh, he has such a persona that whichever character he plays feels like it’s tailored for him only., the nuances he add is just mind blowing. The best thing about this show is beautiful fresh concept, great chemistry of lead and bonding of Dev and Ishwariji , not for single moment we feel like it’s reel . One of the best thing was the dialogues and the various versions of title tracks. This show was unique in every aspects and that’s why it was loved by everyone.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hi shaheer i have watched ur kuch rang pyaar ke aise bhi which was dubbed and telecasted in tamil i am now watching mahabharat in tamil luv ur acting luv from tamilnadu

Anonymous 2 months ago

The best show ever which is so realistic.. No daily soap drama. Over makeup.. Everything is so natural and raw.. Show remembered for life.. Whenvr we watch any episode it gives instant energy and smile.. Love every character and dialogues.. Awesome Erica and Shaheer and of course Supriya mam.

Anonymous 2 months ago

This is the best show ever I have seen...And I am very thankful to the director, producer, casts especially devakshi for giving us such a great show....It actually showed us different shades of love whether it be the bond of mother son (dev- ishwari) or the bond between family member (Sonakshi- Bose family) or two persons (devakshi). I still remember all the dialogues though I have seen it many times.... As Shaheer said in the interview one of his favourite devakshi scenes were first proposal scene and that bedroom scene is also one of my favourites......

Anonymous 2 months ago

Awesome show !!!Credit goes to Mahabaratham team..Sri krishnar and Arjunan amazing performance

Anonymous 2 months ago

I must say again and again and again that this show is so sober and of course a lot of shades of pyar you would find to watch in it. It's absolutely raw and natural. Nothing is sugar coated, extra dramatic here. All the three lead characters were just outstanding. I don't think I can ever forget a scene or skip a scene in my life. I loved it...

Anonymous 2 months ago

I remember every dialogue of the serial.

Anonymous 2 months ago

It is one of the best show in tv industry Shaheer and Erica you both are best acting don’t worry about trp we are always like this show and both of you

Anonymous 2 months ago

BISHNUPRIYA Maharana

Anonymous 2 months ago

Shaheer and erica you both are phenomenal actors..... Kuch rang pyaar ke aise bhi has remained my favourite show ever... I still watch the past episodes when I feel down or upset...

Anonymous 2 months ago

Best show ever

Anonymous 2 months ago

Best show

Anonymous 2 months ago

I have seen the show atleast4 to 5 times..❤❤

Anonymous 2 months ago

Me too

Anonymous 2 months ago

What a nice interview, Shaheer doesn't care if he gets high TV ratings, he just cares about the people he works with and his family, so genuine and honest. I love KRPKAB all the actors did a magnificent job, especially Shaheer, he is a very versatile actor, and that drunk scene mentioned in this interview, was shockley well done and believable.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Same here friend

Anonymous 2 months ago

Great show I love it I already watch it 3 times

Pinkvilla has updated its Privacy and Cookie policy. We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and show you Personalized advertisement.

Options

Pinkvilla has updated its Privacy and Cookie policy. We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and show you Personalized advertisement