by ASJAD NAZIR
TALENTED television star Param Singh has been on the rise ever since his terrific turn in hit serial Sadda Haq and shown his impressive range in various roles. He is now starring in ZEE TV serial Haiwaan and enjoying the challenge of playing an interesting character not often seen on Indian television. The popular small screen star enjoys being an actor and was in good spirits when Eastern Eye caught up with him to talk all things television.
What first connected you to acting?
I used to watch the classics when I was a kid. I guess it was when I saw Top Gun and Terminator that I thought I should also act. I did theatre in school and college, and realised I like to perform, more than I like to watch.
How did you feel seeing yourself on TV for the first time?
I don’t like to watch myself on screen. I never see myself on the monitor or TV. I get conscious.
What has been your most challenging role?
All my characters were exciting and challenging. I enjoyed all of them.
Tell us about your current project?
I am doing Haiwan where I play the role of Randhir Agnihotri, a scientist who wants to save his city from the evil forces.
What’s your dream role?
My dream roles would be doing characters to whom I can’t relate at all, something that is alien to me and to the audiences. It would have to be something fresh challenging and engaging.
What do you enjoy watching on TV?
I have not switched on my TV for a long time.
If you weren’t an actor, what career would you have pursued?
I would have liked to be an auto-racing driver. I like the thrill.
What inspires you?
The fear of being mediocre, love for my work, and the people around me inspire me.
Why do you love being an actor?
I love being an actor as it gives me a deep understanding of human nature, and helps me forget my real problems for a while. The love that I receive from my admirers is also motivating.