Darsh Modi plays the role of Ranjan in Pyar Ka Pehla Adhyaya: Shiv Shakti. The show is produced by Prateek Sharma’s Studio LSD. The actor says that the first thing that comes to his mind the moment he hears the title of the show is romance and drama.
“I am playing Ranjan’s character which is basically a negative role but sometimes he becomes positive and creates a lot of drama in Shiv and Shakti’s life. He is engaged to Rimjhim but he falls in love with Shakti and tries to get her attention all the time. I run away from Shiv and his dad and chachu, because they know my reality and Shiv cannot recollect where he has seen me and how he knows me. I pair up with Mandira and use that as an advantage and create a lot of drama between Shakti and Manorama,” he says.
Darsh is nothing like Ranjan.
“I am very calm, composed and a positive person in life. But I love the fact that I get to play a lot with Ranjan’s character here. Sometimes I am positive, sometimes I am negative so it gives me a lot of options to play around with my character,” he adds.
Does playing a negative character affect your personal life? Would you play such characters again?
“I make sure I leave behind Ranjan’s character the minute I sit in my car and not talk about Ranjan at all. It doesn’t affect my personal life because I don’t let it do so. It’s up-to me how I balance my personal and professional life. As far as playing characters having negative shades, let’s see what comes my way. But I’m always open to all characters, whatever fuels my craft,” he says.
Praising LSD and Prateek Sharma, he adds,
“I love the production house. They always adjust according to the actors needs and take care of everything on and off the set. It’s a challenging role in the first place since this is not me in real life but Prateek sir has been great and has appreciated work and backs every actor too. Prateek sir sometimes comes on set and greets everyone and spends time with us too.”
Sharing interesting incidents from the set, he says,
“The fighting sequence was quite interesting because it was a challenging thing to do when I am the one doing all the stunts and not a duplicate. I got hurt but it was all worth it in the end. My neck and lower back were in a lot of pain for 2-3 days.”