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Posted at: Apr 17, 2015, 12:42 AM; last updated: Apr 16, 2015, 10:05 PM (IST)

A charmed life

Model-actor Krip Kapur Suri, who plays a charmer and a worldly wise guy in Kalash—Ek Vishwaas, is making all the right moves in his career

Manpriya Singh

Getting noticed is never really a big deal. But just when it is, perhaps it gets bigger than making a mark. Model-turned-actor Krip Kapur Suri, however, derives a greater job satisfaction at being able to sustain a start he spiraled twelve years ago; in the not-so-favourable platform of women-centric Indian television industry. “Yes, it is an industry dominated by women but if you do your work with diligence, you will be noticed and keep getting so,” he looks back at what has been a favourable innings.  

Starting from the day he touched base upon Mumbai. “Yes, I always wanted to be an actor and that’s why I came to Mumbai twelve years ago,” he shares before moving onto his current show. Life OK presents Kalash—Ek Vishwaas, an Indian soap opera that, as he likes to put it, “is a fantastic and a very artistic love story.” He adds, “Initially, there are some arguments between the couple but eventually they fall in love.”   

Which only brings us further to his character. “I play one of the protagonists and the girl’s love interest. This guy is a charmer. He is very clever and knows how to work his way around and get things done. He has a lot of attitude but eventually he falls for the girl. It is a positive character with no shades of grey.” 

Man of substance

Primarily known for his role of Prof Vardhan in Channel V India’s Sadda Haq; My Life, My Choice, he is also currently seen as Badshah Akbar on Sony TV’s Maharana Pratap. In between the television shows and daily soaps, the character of Sukhdev happened in Bollywood flick Yamla Pagla Deewana. 

For television actors, B-town has always been accessible but at the same difficult. He opines, “Who wouldn’t want to be a Bollywood actor? Bu at the same time, I wouldn’t like to trade television for opportunities that are not worth it.” It has to be a good role above everything else. “If I had to settle for itsy bitsy roles, I could have done that long ago, since such opportunities have been coming along all this while.” 

Dreaming big

When it comes to dream roles, he likes to dream big. Pretty much a case of inspiration and ambition culled into one. “I really like Al Pacino, and all the characters played by him. His intensity is moving. I’d love to work with him someday or play anything like he has played.” 

On a not so specific note, “Any role that has intensity to it.”  Medium doesn’t matter but substance does. 

manpriya@tribunemail.com

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