Vivek Dahiya on how Qayamat Ki Raat is 'entirely different' from Kavach, and more


Actor Vivek Dahiya is in a happy phase currently. On the personal front, the actor is married one of the most popular female faces of Indian television, Divyanka Tripathi. And on a professional note, Vivek has been a golden run. After the humungous success of Kavach, Vivek is all set to take the TV by storm and is currently gearing up for Qayamat Ki Raat, his new TV show, featuring Karishma Tanna, Daljiet Kaur and Dipika Kakar. A Balaji Telefilms show, QKR is a fantasy thriller and shows the story of a couple who enters a temple in which a tantrik was killed.

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Here, Vivek talks about the show, the dynamics of small screen and more. Excerpts:

Tell us about your role in QKR?
Raj is a US return and is a very laid back kind of guy. He is an entrepreneur who has a small business in the US. He is a very practical, pragmatic, family oriented guy who is at Indian at heart even though he’s living abroad. Raj has come to India to say no to an arrange marriage setup which his family wants for him and the story proceeds from there. Qayamat Ki Raat is a fantasy thriller and a story which will keep the audience at the edge of their seats.

How easy / difficult is it to shoot for shows with a fantasy thriller genre?
It's definitely a challenge as we haven’t really had many fantasy thrillers on Indian Television which is why a lot of people are mixing it as being a horror or super natural show. Fantasy as a genre is artistic and more of a play on imagination, which makes it very different from many other genres such as love stories or mythological shows for example.


How different is this from your previous show, Kavach?
Kavach and Qaymat Ki Raat actually don't fall into the same genre. Kavach was a super natural show while Qayamat Ki Raat is a fantasy thriller. The genres, the way the shows have been made and everything, entirely is very different about the two shows.

What do you feel about television opening its doors to the supernatural phenomena genre?
It’s a great genre and the audience loves being at the edge of their seats waiting to find out what will happen next. I’m glad we are exploring more genres such as these in India and giving our audience a variety to choose from.

The show is all set to go on air..what are your expectations? How excited / nervous are you?
We have worked very hard and it’s a new chapter in my life as an actor. I am hoping that the audience likes the show and we are able to capture a lot eyeballs. Yes there is a certain amount of nervousness but the excitement by far surpasses the nervousness and I love the high that comes with the beginning of a new project!