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From being the quintessential romantic hero in his first film, Saudagar to the portrayal of a gay character in Veere Di Wedding, Vivek Mushran has earned a lot of praise for his roles and his journey in the industry has been a successful one. If you still couldn’t recall whom we are talking about, let’s give you another hint. Do you remember Fruity's dad from Indian children's fantasy adventure television series, Son Pari? Vivek has quite many TV shows and movies in his kitty. (Also Read: Nihaar Pandya Wishes Lady-Love Neeti Mohan On Their One Month Wedding Anniversary, Video Inside)
In an interview with The Times Of India, Vivek Mushran talked about his year-and-a-half-long absence from television soaps and about his personal love life. Speaking about his absence, Vivek said, “A TV show demands long-term commitment and hence, I was not seen on the small screen for a long time. I didn’t want to play a typical father and the character in 'Maayke...' excited me enough to take it up. After 'Parvarrish', it’s now that I am enjoying a character so much.”
When asked why he has stayed single, Vivek replied, “I didn’t think of marriage. It could have happened, but things didn’t materialise the way I had expected. But I have no regrets. I have been a happy-go-lucky guy for long, but I would love to have a companion at this stage. My friends, who are married, feel that I am the luckiest and happiest guy on the planet (laughs!). If not marriage, I definitely feel the need to have a companion. The last time I was in a relationship was two years ago and since then, I have been mostly single. I would love to get married, but for my happiness and not because of societal norms. It’s never late, but for me, it’s now or never (laughs!).”
Further, Vivek admitted to being a commitment-phobic and went on to say, “I am commitment-phobic, and feel suffocated when in a situation like that. It gets scary for me.” Talking about how modern relationships have become fragile nowadays, Vivek continued, “In today’s time, there are too many options. The world has shrunk with social media being the in thing and we have become intolerant. Women are more independent and they don’t take shit anymore. I am not a master in this space, but I feel dependency on each other has reduced and hence, relationships have become fragile than ever.” (Also Read: Aamir Khan Talks About His Son Junaid Khan's Entry In Bollywood, Reveals The Real Truth Behind It)
Sharing his idea about an ‘ideal woman’ Vivek was quoted as saying, “Someone who is strong and independent. I would like her to be dominating, but it shouldn’t hamper the relationship.” In another interview with Hindustan Times, Vivek looked back upon his journey from Saudagar to Veere Di Wedding, and said, “Well, I’ve survived but I’m not at all content. I’m really hungry and want to do a lot of good work. I’m the most untapped actor — an undiscovered gold mine for filmmakers. There’s so much more in me but unfortunately industry has formed its own perceptions about me that they haven’t offered me a lot of roles. I understand it takes time to break them and I hope to do that. When I did Tamasha, it broke a few and now I hope VDW can break a few more.”
Speaking about the upcoming projects, Vivek had stated, “I am hoping something good comes my way. I’ve just finished a web series and did a short film, which I made it myself —acted and directed too. I guess the reason why I lagged behind so much is because I have not been very visible as such. Media mein bahut kam hota hoon. Cameras dekhta hoon to side se nikal jata hoon. But I need to make a little more effort in the front, so that casting guys take notice of me.” (Also Read: Sonali Bendre's First Ad After Fighting Cancer Gives Out Strong Message #MujheSabNahiPata To Mothers)
Are you excited to see Vivek Mushran back in daily soaps with Main Maayke Chali Jaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo? Keep us posted!