Abhaas Mehta who essayed the important role of Shyam in Star Plus’ first series of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon is excited about his show turning into a brand name.
With Iss Pyaar Ko getting back with a Season 2 very soon, Abhaas wishes the new set of actors all the very best. “I am glad and happy about Iss Pyaar Ko getting back with a new season. It shows how popular the show was. When we did Iss Pyaar, we did not find the going tough. But in the case of the new cast, the expectations are very high. Even before the launch of the show, they carries a huge baggage to deliver a good product. But I guess with a bigger challenge comes greater motivation. So I wish them luck.”
Ask Abhaas whether he has any regrets of the same cast, including him not being part of Season 2 and he is quick to say, “Well, I don’t think so. I think even if the same cast comes together, we cannot scale the same heights and recreate the same magic. And as for me, I am happy that I am not part of Iss Pyaar 2. As Shyam, I have done all that I could have. I am so creatively satisfied that I am still basking in the glory of playing Shyam (smiles).”
What about a new character in Iss Pyaar 2, will you take it if given a chance? “No, as viewers will not accept me in some other character other than Shyam, if it is Iss Pyaar Season 2.”
Abhaas confides in us that he is a bit disappointed about the change in makers for Season 2. “Technically speaking, if the channel was to bring back Iss Pyaar, they should have approached the same makers (4 Lions Films and IMRC Entertainment) who made Season 1. They were responsible in making Iss Pyaar so popular. I think the channel must have spoken to the then producers, but I am not sure what prompted for a producer change. It would have been nice if the same makers had got the opportunity to make the second season.”
On taking up new work, Abhaas explains, “I am on the lookout for something challenging. Let’s see what comes my way.”
Well said, Abhaas.