Karan Suchak who is playing Lakshman in Nikhil Sinha’s Siya Ke Ram talks about working in the hit show Siya Ke Ram and more.
– I started with Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai on Star Plus followed by Savitri on Life Ok, Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV and Mahabharat on Star TV and also did Singhasan Battisi on Sony Pal as the lead.
How is it playing the character of Lakshman in Siya Ke Ram ? Do you think Ram & Lakshman relationship exists today ?
– I was always interested in Lakshman rather than any other character in Ramayan. When I was working in Mahabharat somewhere I knew they would think about Ramayan too on Star Plus and I dreamt about the character of Lakshman and if I work in Ramayan I would always prefer Lakshman and people really love Lakshman. It feels great what I dreamt about I got that. The sacrifices what Lakshman did for Ram were beyond limits and no one in today’s world would think about leaving his wife for brother so if you ask me if such relationship exists today I would say ‘No’.
What are the pros and cons in doing mythological show than daily soaps?
There are more advantages doing such shows because they are larger than life in canvas. People are keen to know the facts instead of watching fiction and interested to know about Indian culture that connects us to the history of India. It is always good to play mythological characters at least once a life that’s the reason I did several mythological shows. I have done three and there are hardly any disadvantages except for the one at a personal level that is you have to carry those costumes for 12 to 14 hours a day. When it comes to audience these mythological shows get more response abroad as the people living there are more keen to know about India that the people here.
What kind of rapport do you share with Ashish Sharma being Ram and Lakshman onscreen ?
My most of my scenes are with Ashish Sharma. He is a wonderful actor and a co-star. I enjoy working with him and we share a good rapport. We come on the sets together, have lunch and dinner together it’s been wonderful working with him. He is like a family.
Share your shooting experience in Ramoji Film city.
Honestly we are very busy working so we hardly get time to explore Ramoji though I only know about the route I travel to my sets. Whatever I have seen it’s a very clean place and the people here are down to earth and humble.
How much can you relate to Lakshman in real life?
When we talk about Lakshman he was very emotional and his feelings for Ram were too sensitive and also he was short tempered. I can relate to his nature.