Renowned Bollywood director Vikram Bhatt, who has given several hit movies to the Indian film industry, is now seen entertaining the audience with his web series.
The filmmaker has produced two web series - Twisted and Maya and after receiving rave reviews for both, Bhatt has come up with his third web series - Hadh.
Starring Vidur Anand, Trishaan Singh Mainin and Pranav Sachdev, Hadh is a psychological triller featuring revenge, betrayal, murder and passion.
Indeed, the team has high hopes from Hadh. But apart from the high expectations lead actor Pranav finds Hadh to be a learning experience and feels fortunate to work with Vikram Bhatt.
In his exclusive interview with News Nation, Pranav gets candid about Hadh, his role and shares his working experience with Bhatt.
Here are the excerpts from the interview:
Tell us something about your web series Hadh?
It is basically a show about three boys who are trying to acquire a particular empire. It is being inspired by an American show Empires and is being written and produced by Vikram Bhatt. I think he has done a fantastic job at writing the show because it is like a psycho thriller. It has got a lot of suspense and is spread across three seasons. It has been directed by Sidhant Sachdev.
How was your off screen chemistry with co-stars Vidur and Trishaan?
All three of us had a gala time together on the sets as we all hailed from Delhi. It was cool shooting with them. What worked here was that everybody was the same age so it was easier to gel with them.
How about your character in Hadh, please give us a glimpse of your role.
It is basically a double role with the other one being Sameer and the other one is Veer. It is a character with a little bit of grey and comes across as the negative amongst the three friends. So my character of Veer does everything which I don't do which include drugs, lies and betrayals. Besides he is also doing a lot of love making on screen, which I was a little nervous about initially.
How has been your experience about working with Vikram Bhatt?
He knows his job and audience like nobody else. So he exactly knew what he was writing and producing. He has given several success web shows so has already developed an audience. It was a great learning experience for me and I am very fortunate to be a part of his show.
You have a chocolate boy look, but in Hadh you are seen playing a grey shade. So how difficult was this transformation?
I actually had this discussion too saying I had two concerns. One that people think I have chocolate looks and secondly I wanted to be a romantic hero. So the director told me 'Dont worry, you have come here to be Shah Rukh Khan, I'll make you Emraan Hashmi. But as an actor it is actually a part of your job that you have to do and perform what is being given to you in the script. I thought it was interesting becauseI havent done it before this and I would still like to keep experimenting more. Honestly i was a little apprehensive and nervous about my role as I have really dealt with the drugs and guns in real life. But the director was very clear. He had envisioned the character in a certain way and had some references in mind. We had some intense reading, workshops and discussions to prepare for the role.
Any plans for your Bollywood debut? Which directors are you looking forward to work with?
I haven't worked with many directors so far, but I really like Ayaan Mukherji's work. Besides Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are any actor's dream directors. I am open to Bollywood offers and as Bollywood has always been the initial dream and I am working towards it