While some may feel that Ambiraj played by Gurpreet Singh in Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s Porus, is negative, the actor disagrees. He says that the character has been made out to be negative because of his circumstances.
“It may look homogeneous to negative, but it is a positive role. There are priorities and feelings which drive you to take decisions in life. If someone does erroneously with you, you have to respond.”
The show has got a great response and the fans are loving it. The actor hopes that this continues.
“I am so blissful that Porus is getting a good response. I can’t predict the future but I assure you that I will put maximum effort to give the same or even better result and I am sure that whole unit and all actors in Porus has the same thought.”
Talking about why he came on board, Gurpreet says,
“There are lots of reasons for me doing Porus. First of all, it is Swastik’s show, earlier I have done a cameo in Mahabharat and at that time, I formed a bond with them. When I got the narration for this character, I felt that every character in Porus is more sizably voluminous then life.”
Ask him if it’s tough to be part of a mythological show, and he says,
“It takes a plethora of research and homework to make this kind of show. For Porus, Swastik accreted and made it like a movie by hiring expert technicals, international and Bollywood fight masters for action sequences. They are shooting this show on highest resolution latest movie cameras. The best part of the show is the twist and turns in the story.”
“I had to go through lots of training in different arts i.e., horse riding, sword fighting, we did workshop additionally and I especially had to learn swimming and scuba diving. Doing this kind of show exhausts you physically and mentally as this role requires lots of action and feelings with intensity. I am genuinely impressed and blissful with the result and I am so ecstatic and thankful to God for getting a role in Porus.”
However, does this mean more responsibility on an actor to perform?
“Yes, responsibility on an actor’s shoulder increases in a historical show. I want to thank Siddharth Kumar Tewary for guiding me in portraying Ambiraj.”
The actor started his career with Kahiin To Hoga and says that he is still grateful for the break.
“I am grateful to Ekta Kapoor for giving me the chance to play such an intense and resplendent role.”