TV heartthrob Barun Sobti has managed to carve a niche for himself in the hearts of the audience with his serials, web shows as well as films. Riding high on the success of his latest show Asur, PeepingMoon.com caught up with the actor in an exclusive chat where he spoke about myriad things right from his character, to Coronavirus lockdown, to a remake of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon and his choice of staying away from the social media.
In a day-and-age where everyone is on social media and the stars are becoming influencers and opinion leaders, Barun has famously stayed away from it all. When we asked him his reason of abstaining from the social media platforms he said, “When all these things started with Orkut, the people I had wanted to be in touch with had my number and we used to interact. But now everything has blown out of proportion, so I was late in the game and that’s it. I don’t think people know how to utilize it very well and it is a very powerful tool.”
Barun’s serial Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon was a stupendous hit and although it came with three seasons it was the first one with Sanaya Irani that is still remembered today. Given that remakes are in vogue today, Barun was asked whether he will be okay with a remake with different actors, to this he said, “I have no qualms if young actors are cast in it.” Talking about pairing up again with Sanaya, he said, “An actor can perform if the script is good. The script of the first season of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon was phenomenal and it was very easy to do work with Sanaya who is a great actress. So yeah, I would be happy to reunite with her.”
Talking about the lockdown and how it has impacted him, Barun said, “It's a horrible thing to say but yes teh lockdown has come like a blessing for OTT platforms. I am a self-quarantine kind of person anyway but I am also a rebel so every time I am told not to do something I tend to do it, so obviously lockdown is a bit problematic for me, but, having said that, we should all take precautions and stay at home.”
Watch the entire interview here:
(Transcribed By: Vandana Srivastawa)