Actor Gurpreet Singh, who is seen as King Ambhiraj in Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s Porus, was delighted as the first episode of his show was aired one day before his birthday, and the feedback that he got made his day. “This year was very special for me. 28th November was my birthday, and the best gift was that on the eve of my birthday, the show was telecast. It was like I already celebrated my birthday,” he says.

Ask him which was the biggest compliment that he got, and he says, “They were all so amazing. I got a lot of compliments. Whoever saw the show was praising me. Some people even said that I am looking the best in the show.”

However, being part of the magnum opus is not easy, says Gurpreet. “This is the first show where I will be there from the first episode. It is not easy to do this show. You need to put in a lot of hard work. But I feel so lucky to be part of this wonderful project,” he says.

Writer, producer-director Siddharth Kumar Tewary has also been guiding Gurpreet. “Whenever scenes are shot, Siddharth tells me that I am doing well and that I have to keep this up. He often gives me suggestions. He likes me in the show,” he says.

Meanwhile, the Porus launch party, which took place last week, was a classy affair. While he enjoyed himself there, Gurpreet says that getting ready for quite a task, a fun one though. “Choosing clothes is a big task. I went shopping also. I wanted to wear something different. I thought let me wear a black shirt, black blazer, jeans and converse shoes. It will be casual and formal as well,” he signs off.