Dheeraj Dhoopar: 2020 has been fairly good for me


I immediately grabbed the offer, and I am so glad that people loved my work. So 2020 has been fairly good for me honestly. I would love to do something like this in the near future too. As they say wishes don’t come true if you share, so I am not telling you anything (laughs). I was not happy as I love working and being on the set.  

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Given the kind of restrictions involved, all of you did manage to pull off work brilliantly. However, I thanked the universe, and everyone who loved me so much, and kept praying for my health and wealth. How do you look back at 2020?https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
The world was facing a major crisis and things were not looking good. Through my social media accounts, I want my followers to know me, and one has to always be honest with that. Social media also became an important means of connecting with fans during the lockdown. Be it storms, bandhs or heavy rains, the industry has always worked. In an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com, Dheeraj Dhoopar looks back at 2020, his different projects and his expectations from the coming year. What do you think has worked in its favour for so long? The production and channel also assured that everything was well sanitised and all precautions were followed. I think this is what has worked for us all these years.  

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What has been your biggest learning from 2020? “None of us thought that would ever happen in the television industry,” said the actor. Till the time the lockdown didn’t happen, I believed that shoots would never get stalled. Also, I think it was not just for the entertainment industry as every sector suffered a lot. Also, the interpersonal relationship between every character is very relatable. There are so many moments– spending time with family, celebrating my dog’s birthday. Don't Miss These StoriesPaurashpur first impression: A bad, bad showWe have steered clear of stereotypes: Milind Soman on playing a eunuch in PaurashpurCelebrities support Rajinikanth‚Äôs decision to not enter politics: 'Your health is very important to us'Click here for more

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For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. As for the music videos, I have always been a fan, and was really happy working on it.  

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Apart from Kundali Bhagya, you also did a cameo in Naagin 5 and starred in a couple of music videos. I hope everyone stays safe and sound. I remember there was a time when I was on four different sets working with separate units– Kundali Bhagya, Naagin 5, Humko Tum Mil Gaye (music video) and a TVC. It was all because we were careful. But what was the biggest challenge when you were returning to work? Trust me, we have such a great team and everyone is always taking care of each other. He also backed up his work profile with a couple of music videos and TVCs. However, I am a person who likes to see things from a positive side. ūüď£ The Indian Express is now on Telegram. It’s a supernatural drama, and the role was so exciting. It was due since March, and we really enjoyed ourselves. This was the first time that we experienced something like this, and it was really weird. I am really happy with how my career progressed and even personally, I was in a happy space. Do you sit and decide on the content you post, or you just go with the flow? (Photo: Instagram/Dheeraj Dhoopar)
For actor Dheeraj Dhoopar, 2020 brought in the biggest shocker, when work was stalled during the pandemic-led nationwide lockdown. Kundali Bhagya was back on top of the rating chart after the show resumed post lockdown. I got to spend so much time with my family for the first time. Honestly, I have always wanted to do things on different mediums. Also, I recently traveled to Maldives for my anniversary, and it was an amazing experience. For the first time during the lockdown, TV shoots were put to a halt. Go out and tell people that you love them. Once shoots resumed, Dhoopar was not just back playing the much loved Karan Luthra in Kundali Bhagya but also showcased his versatility playing a negative role in Naagin 5. The exposure was too high but fortunately nothing happened. I want to keep everyone entertained, and hope I can do something really great in the OTT space or a film next year. It’s therefore very important to be with your loved ones, and create¬† opportunities to express your emotions to them. I think people somewhere understood that it is a dangerous virus and one has to be safe. I am very demanding when it comes to these things, so I had a huge list. Tell us about that experience. In times like these, you realise how unpredictable life can be. When I got an offer from Naagin, I was thrilled as it was something totally different. Karan Luthra is very similar to me, and I feel I hardly act on the show. I even got to don a very different role. Written by Sana Farzeen
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December 29, 2020 5:58:13 pm

TV star Dheeraj Dhoopar looks back at 2020. But I must add that while initially it all seemed very exciting, I was soon craving to go back to work. Honestly, I follow my heart. From the time Kundali Bhagya launched, it has been doing well. Also Read | Express Rewind | Jaideep Ahlawat | Abhishek Banerjee | Pratik Gandhi | Sonu Sood | Shweta Tripathi | Sharib Hashmi | Mukesh Chhabra | Sumeet Vyas | Ali Fazal | Hina Khan | Amit Sadh | Rasika Dugal | Shreya Dhanwanthary | Ishaan Khatter | Hina Khan| Divya Dutta
While everyone is talking about how sad the year was, any happy moment from 2020 that you’ll cherish? ¬© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd I will say that don’t wait for good things to happen. I think given the show is so real it works well with the viewers. Was it a quest to try something different or were these offers too exciting? I am glad that things are getting back to normal, and we will soon also get the vaccine.