TV makers are deviating from the regular saas-bahu sagas : Vivek Dahiya

Vivek Dahiya talks about the supernatural-horror genre and also spoke about the comparison of Indian TV shows to English series

TV makers are deviating from the regular saas-bahu sagas : Vivek Dahiya
Vivek Dahiya

Actor Vivek Dahiya recently lived his superhero dream as he got to play a character role inspired by the Hulk in his supernatural thriller show Qayamat Ki Raat.

This show marks his second outing in the supernatural-horror genre & he's not complaining as the show has been well received by the audiences. He shares, "It's exciting that the makers are taking a different route & are out there experimenting. TV is now booming with similar shows. Makers have hit the right nerve of the audiences & are open to deviating from the run of the mill saas-bahu saga."

In the past, we've been witness to the viewers' ridicule television trying to introduce supernatural characters & flood the internet with memes. However Vivek has no reservations playing such roles, rather he shares an interesting insight, "Every show has its market set & target audience in place who religiously dedicate time slots for TV viewing. Unless we dramatically go wrong where the audience is not prepared, the makers try to bring in different elements to keep their set loyal viewers entertained. When I signed on the show, I had my reasons. From comedy to romantic to play the tantrik, Hulk & the Mask Man & also Dracula, I've done it all & I personally feel empowered."

Talking about comparisons being drawn with other TV series, Vivek mentions, "It's unfair & I don't think people who love our Indian TV shows are drawn towards Hollywood shows. It's a different market & altogether a different TG. Also in the west, the magnitude of shows is unparalleled, they are expansive, bigger budgets, a set research team & time in hand to make every character work & believable. Back home, we work on a TRP module & there are last minute changes to appeal to the mass leaving the makers & creatives less to no time for preparation but if the viewers are happy & glued to the show, their job is done & that is what all of us are aiming for."

Furthermore, he concludes, " In terms of technology, we can't really compare but we are getting there. Also, we have films like Robot, Bahubali which have put India on the world map. We should continue doing what works best for us & our audience. We can definitely work on a content-oriented model with respect to feasibility."

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