Telly tattle: When Rahil Azam shot near a burning pyre for a sequence

Updated: Feb 26, 2020, 11:58 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Actors are known to go the extra mile for their roles, and Rahil Azam did the same for a sequence in Dil Jaise Dhadhke...Dhadakne Do, when he shot near a burning pyre!

Rahil Azam
Rahil Azam

Rahil Azam shot near a burning pyre for a sequence in Dil Jaise Dhadhke...Dhadakne Do. The actor, who plays Devguru on the show, says, "It was a difficult and dangerous shoot due to the heat and flowing embers. The shoot went on for more than six hours." Azam does not believe in body doubles. "I have always believed in performing stunts on my own, whether it is jumping out from the car, or shooting bare body for this fire scene." Well, actors are known to go the extra mile for their roles, and he has done the same to ensure he does justice to his character.

15 and counting


Dheeraj Dhoopar, who is seen in Kundali Bhagya, won the Best Actor award at a recent awards gala. This is his 15th honour for playing Karan Luthra on Ekta Kapoor's show. He has been part of the drama since 2017. "Winning awards is an appreciation of the hard work that I have put in. It feels special holding the trophy. I feel blessed that people are noticing and supporting my work," says Dhoopar, who also hosted Dance India Dance season seven.

More than success, it's important to handle success, feels Arjun Bijlani


Making his dreams a reality on his own, actor Arjun Bijlani has become one of the most sought after actors in the television industry. His career tape has some of the best and most successful shows in the television industry. However, even after ruling hearts for over 15 years in Hindi showbiz, the actor doesn't let success get to his head.

"What I have realised is that you might get success now or later, but when you get it you should know how to handle it. Every actor, every performer is only who is as long as he has an audience. One has to respect his audience at all times. That happens over the years. A lot of people tend to change with immediate success. The media also plays an important role and suddenly actors are not available for interviews. Everything becomes too artificial in a successful person's life. I have tried to be as real as I can be. I don't follow any particular plan in my career, or been calculative. I have always believed in my gut feeling," shares the actor, who has lead shows such as Miley Jab Hum Tum, Left, Right, Left and many more.

The talented actor also took up a new role in the form of anchoring. Regardless to say, he has maintained a very choc o block schedule in the last few years. How does he manage an actor's life with family commitment?

"I think everything is about balancing time. What amount of time you give to which aspect of your life. If the balance is not maintained, things are going to get really shaky. When I have time, I should be spending time with them. It's about trying to remove time for each and everything and giving necessary time to each and everything. It cannot happen every day, says Arjun.

Would he call himself a hands-on father and husband?

"Yes, I am. Atleast I try to do the best. I may not be the best but atleast that is what I try to do. Eventually, that is what matters. When a sports player goes into the field, he goes with the intention of doing the best. He may not be good in all games, but he should atleast try. As far as Ayaan goes, I try to give him the best in terms of values and education. As far as Neha goes, I try to give her the best and not let her feel left out. She has also been very supportive over the years. Instead of me balancing everything, I think she maintains that balance in my life pretty well. Infact, even my fans balance things quite well. In all these years, they haven't left my side for other men or ones who are unmarried and they keep me at power," says the proud family man!

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