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    Default Varun Badola just can't do "anything and everything" only to be seen on TV

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    Varun Badola is back!!! Yes, the talented actor will be seen creating magic on the small screen all over again (after a year long hiatus) in Zee TVs Phir Subah Hogi which will go on air from tomorrow (17 April 2012). The show deals with the illicit relationship of a landlord (Varun) and a village dancer (Narayani Shastri). While this talented actor personally has no issues playing a negative character, he does have a major grouse with TV writers and the way they handle negative characters.

    In an attempt to make the protagonist look good they make the antagonist totally negative. There should be some balance as no person in life can be totally black or white. You need to show shades of grey, avers Varun.

    So how do you deal with the above-mentioned situation? By creating sympathy for the character through my actions. I have always been doing this in my twelve-year long career for I mostly got weaker characters to enact, be it the mentally challenged Neeraj in Koshish - Ek Aashaa or the immature younger husband Abhi, who gets a second wife in Astitva - Ek Prem Kahani. Similarly my role Sandeep in Aek Chabhi Hai Pados Mein was also about someone who did not succeed in life. Frankly, this is quite a challenge as we have to operate within the lines given to us but then how we try to push the envelope within the same limitation is what makes a real actor.

    Varun also reveals that the industry has a negative impression about him that he gets too cagey regarding his roles and demands changes in the script.

    I dont think it is wrong if we actors give feedback to the creatives after having lived the same character for four to six months. I dont think anybody else can better understand his /her inner nuances then us.
    ...being a human...

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