Dheeraj Dhoopar on juggling two exhibits — Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 and Sherdil Shergill, whereas being a hands-on father
Dheeraj Dhoopar with choreographer Sneha Singh in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 10; (proper) Dheeraj Dhoopar with Surbhi Chandna in Sherdil Shergill
Coming off the massively well-liked Kundali Bhagya, Dheeraj Dhoopar is again within the recreation with two exhibits. His debut actuality present, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is his try and transcend the romantic hero picture and develop into an all-round performer, whereas Sherdil Shergill sees him as a slapstick comedian. The function that has him probably the most excited, nonetheless, is the off-screen one — he lately turned father to a child boy. In dialog with mid-day, Dhoopar breaks down juggling two exhibits, and the laborious work that has gone into constructing his 14-year profession.
Edited excerpts from the interview.
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With two exhibits — Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Sherdil Shergill — and a brand new child in your life, isn’t there an excessive amount of in your plate?
We had been pregnant once I was provided Jhalak and Sherdil Shergill. I had by no means finished a actuality present earlier than, and I’m not a skilled dancer, so I believed Jhalak could be a fantastic alternative to develop into a greater dancer. Sherdil Shergill is a finite present. I used to be somewhat hesitant about taking on two exhibits collectively, however my spouse [Vinny] mentioned that I needed to do it and are available dwelling with the trophy. It’s hectic, however I believe I’m managing it properly.
You’ve been known as the romantic dancer on JDJ. Is it a tag you want to stroll away with?
The judges known as me Shah Rukh Khan of tv. Madhuri [Dixit-Nene] mentioned that I reminded her of Ranveer Singh [with my act]. I’m making an attempt my greatest as a performer. As a result of I’m an actor, I’m wanting [to be called] a fantastic performer. Proper in the beginning, they’ve in contrast me to the bigwigs of Bollywood, which is a superb inspiration.
Contemplating there’s a mixture of non-dancers and skilled dancers on the present, do you discover the format unfair?
Whoever has solid for the present has finished a fantastic job. Since I’m an actor, it’s simpler for me to depict expressions. The non-actors on the present may [think I have an] unfair [advantage]. I consider to every, his personal. Everybody is nice at their very own craft. Plus, I’m juggling two exhibits and my child. I want I had extra time and vitality for rehearsals, however I’m doing every little thing to the very best of my talents to justify standing on that stage.
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Dancing now entails lots of acrobats. Does that really feel robust?
I’m doing lots of lifts and stunts from the very first act, however I’m having fun with the method. Each day, I am going to rehearsals considering that I’m going to be taught one thing new. The choreographers are working to my strengths.
Inform us about Sherdil Shergill.
It’s an workplace romance the place I play a slapstick comedian. Standing in entrance of an viewers and making them snort is a tricky job for anybody. Earlier, I performed a cricketer on a present, and now a comic. I’m pleased that such roles are being explored on tv.
All of your exhibits have topped the TRP charts. Do you’re feeling the strain?
It took me 14 years to succeed in right here. I’ve been a part of exhibits which were primary. So, there are expectations from me, and I really feel the duty I’ve in the direction of my followers. I get entangled with the creatives to see what might be finished to make the present higher, however I don’t really feel pressured. Our nation has an unlimited viewers, and there’s house for every kind of exhibits.
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