Ishqbaaaz actor Nakuul Mehta: You miss the old cast, but also learn to work with new people

While talking to a leading daily, Ishqbaaaz actor Nakuul Mehta shared that he misses his old cast which includes Surbhi Chandna, Kunal Jaisingh, Shrenu Parikh, Leenesh Mattoo and Mansi Srivastava.
Ishqbaaaz actor Nakuul Mehta: You miss the old cast, but also learn to work with new peopleIshqbaaaz actor Nakuul Mehta: You miss the old cast, but also learn to work with new people
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For more than two years, Nakuul Mehta impressed the audience with his performance as Shivaay Singh Oberoi in the show Ishqbaaaz. He starred alongside Surbhi Chandna in the show. After the generation leap that happened at the end of the last year, a lot of actors like Surbhi Chandna, Kunal Jaisingh, Shrenu Parikh, Leenesh Mattoo and Mansi Srivastava had to bid goodbye to the show. The story now focuses on Shivaay and Annika's son Shivaansh, the character is being played by Nakuul himself.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, the actor talked about playing a younger character and how he misses his old star cast. He also talked about working with the new cast which includes Niti Taylor as the female lead. Nakuul said, "Unlike the west, where one gets a break between seasons, I didn’t have the luxury of time to prepare for this new role. Playing a younger character was tough as after shedding my old image, I was shooting for the new one in two days (laughs). There was no time to grieve about leaving the old and popular role behind as I played it for almost three years."
About missing his old co-stars who are also his very good friends now, the actor added, "You miss the old cast, but also learn to work with new people. You adapt. That is also the life of an artist. You have to keep moving on and do different roles. I look at it as a challenge that is thrown at me, and one has to accept it, and work with it."


Dear Shivaay, It was July 21, 2015 - first day of our pilot shoot at a rundown suburban studio in Mumbai - when I first got into your shoes. Met a lot of new people that day but all my mind could process was that I needed to step up and find my bearings playing someone who in equal measure was larger than life & almost iconic (in our heads) yet far from the values or moral compass of the person who I am. If I was to be completely honest, those were unsteady feet. . We wrapped our pilot shoot and went our separate ways until the show was commissioned and we finally had a shoot date, April of 2016. In those eight months, I found you. Bit by bit. On a Friday night over a drunken conversation with a friend at a bar, I found within me the tone which I needed for you. I knew Shivaay couldn't sound like me. I can be vanilla and factual which SSO couldn't be. I decided to keep it. There would be endless days when I'd ruminate about how you would walk, how you'd sit, how would you hold a phone. Who on earth would hold the phone a mile away from the mouthpiece, eh? ;-) You gave me the courage to take chances cause I knew from the very beginning there could be no safe or right way to play you. . A lot of you was handed over to me by your ingenuous creators - the wonderful writing team, the styling, direction & photography units. And then a great deal was found on the studio floors whilst jamming with my terrific ensemble. Through you, I found a magical partnership with your jodidaar who was the complete khidkitod foil to the tadibaaaz you - SC Also found a protective older brother within me whilst jamming with the fabulous O Bros - KJ & Lee Learnt so much & sometimes left unsolicited advice playing big brother, comrade & boss to your extended familia. Shrenster, Manc, Siddz & Naman It has been so humbling to have experienced all the love & recognition in the form of awards, letters & gifts which the audiences & the industry showered on you, from such close quarters. A lot of that overflowed on to me. . **** Continued in the comments section

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Ishqbaaaz has been running on TV for at least three years now. It is one of the top shows on the Indian television. About the show, Nakuul Mehta said that today, for a TV show to run for three years is a huge deal. 
Are you enjoying the new story-line of Ishqbaaaz? Let us know in the comments section below.


The new story line is showing stupidity. But like old story where Shivay was high tech using the CCTV camera always, here Varun in red dress is doing so much mayhem no CCTV footage is checked, even when the Tijori is vanished no CCTV footage is used, Radhika also kdnapped no CCTV footage is used. People are not stupid.

I know you always interested to work with new people. But we have emotions. We not only consider ib is Dailly soap. We consider it is real family. We hate ib2 without surbhi.

No iam not enjoying this stupid show

Not enjoying the show at all..

No ishqbaaaz without surbhi


Ishqbaaz 2 is also rocking as ishqbaaz 1

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