He's a seasoned actor, having delivered memorable performances in shows like 'Koshish - Ek Aashaa', 'Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani' and 'Aek Chabhi Hai Padoss Mein', but Varun Badola says of late he felt a dearth of qualitative roles being offered to him.
Not one to say "yes" readily, he is now coming to the tube with "Mere Angane Mein".
"I don’t know if the television industry is going through a transition or something went wrong somewhere, but I have not been really getting roles which I would have wanted to do for quite a while now. And I am not somebody who very readily says 'yes' to work," Varun told IANS here.
In 'Mere Angane Mein', which will go on air on June 15 on Star Plus, the 40-year-old actor will be seen as a son who is caught between his mother and family.
Varun explained his character as a "diligent son named Raghav Shrivastav who is the senior guard at Mughal Sarai rail junction; he respects his dominating mother a lot because she helped him be what he is today, but is sandwiched between his mother and family at the same time."
The character, he said, doesn’t do or say anything to the authoritative mother because for the past two decades, things are being run smoothly by her, "so why upset the apple cart?"
'Mere Angne Mein' also features Krutika Desai, Ananya Khare, Suchita Trivedi, Ekta Kaul and Karan Rajpal.
Last seen in the show "Tumhari Paakhi", Varun will also feature in an investigative thriller movie "7 Hours To Go" which is due to release in September.
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