Pouplar actor Rrahul Sudhir has become the heartthrob of the nation after the success of his show Ishq Mein Marjawan 2. He was seen playing the role of Vansh Raisinghania /Vihaan on the show. Apart from IMMJ2, the Rrahul has floored the audience with his acting prowess in web shows like Gehraiyaan, Maaya, Spotlight, Twisted. The actor made his television debut with the show Rajaa Betaa (ZeeTV).
In an exclusive interaction with Ruchita Mishra (BollyUKMedia), Rrahul Sudhir opens up on making the switch from engineering to acting, life after Ishq Mein Marjawan 2, upcoming projects and more.
Excerpts from the interview…
What inspired you to switch from engineering to acting?
I completed my engineering degree, but somehow, the work and the job wasn’t fulfilling enough. It wasn’t making me happy. I am someone who can’t work just for the sake of it. There has to be a sense of accomplishment and happiness from within.
Somebody suggested that I should try my luck in acting, and that’s how I landed here. I gave numerous auditions, had my share of ups and downs.
During your initial days as an actor, did you plan how your acting career would shape up?
I don’t plan things in life, nor do I consider any medium as small or big. There is no hierarchy that I have in mind. I am an actor, and my job is to entertain the audience. I auditioned for every role that came my way; some worked, some didn’t, and that was a learning curve for me.
You have gained massive fandom with your role as Vansh Raisinghania/ Vihaan. Did you expect any of this when you signed the show Ishq Mein Marjawan 2?
No, not at all, despite all the positive responses that we had got, in the first week, the TRP of the show was only 0.9, gradually the TRP of the show started increasing. And that’s the beauty of television. The script can be modified as and when needed.
The show picked up well on OTT (Voot Select); as compared to television, millennials and Gen Z connected well with the show once it started to stream on OTT? What do you have to say?
The show is still popular amongst teenagers and kids, as far as television viewership is concerned, homemakers and few male family members like watching television and daily soaps, whereas the kids watch anything and everything they feel like or have access to. Moreover, IMMJ2 caters to everyone, and it wasn’t a regular show; the twists and turns kept the viewers hooked.
As the shoot has ended, how are you unwinding yourself?
For a year and a half, I was shooting for 17-18 hours a day, and I didn’t get time to do many things. So, at the moment, I am making up for the things I couldn’t do. For instance, giving time to my family.
How soon can we see you on-screen?
Well, hopefully very soon. Waiting for something interesting to come my way.
Lastly, what do you want to tell all your fans?
I want to tell them a big ‘Thank You’ for all the love they have bestowed upon me.
For the unversed, Apart from Rrahul Sudhir, Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 also featured Helly Shah and Vishal Vashishtha in the lead roles. The romantic thriller was a spin-off of the show of the same name. The first season of the show featured Arjun Bijlani, Nia Sharma, Aalisha Panwar, and Sonarika Bhadoria in the lead roles.
Where to watch:
All three seasons of Ishq Mein Marjawan is streaming on Voot Select.