Yeh Hai Chahtein’s Upen Chauhan opens up about COVID-19 & his upcoming projects
Upen expresses his happiness that theatres are poised to open soon under the new Unlock guidelines after 6 months of lockdown.
Yeh Hai Chahtein actor Upen Chauhan has now become one of the promising emerging actors of the television industry. Upen began his career as a theatre artist and is now delighted to learn that theatres are soon going to be part of the new Unlock plan under the COVID-19 guidelines. The nationwide lockdown resulted in the shutdown of all the theatres in the country. Now, as an artist, Upen Chauhan feels extremely happy that the entertainment industry is getting back on track.
“As an artist, I feel extremely happy because the feeling of joy that one receives in theatres is very different from TV or web platforms. The feeling of watching someone perform on the silver screen is a different one. Every actor’s goal is to reach there and entertain viewers. I am extremely happy because the news has open doors for new opportunities.”
Talking about his work front, Upen explained that he is currently working in Ekta Kapoor’s romantic show Yeh Hai Chahtein. Elaborating further Upen added that he has recently wrapped up an ‘interesting’ short film. The actor assured that details about the same will be updates on his social media handle soon.
With the changing pace in the industry today, the dynamics of watching an antagonist perform onscreen had slightly changed and Upen Chauhan feels the same. According to the actor, it is the ‘awareness of the audience’ which has played an essential role in bringing about the change. Adding to the same, Upen states that the essence of a negative character gives opportunity to an actor to play around with their roles. The actor admits that he is quite happy to have gotten the chance to play a negative role.
When it comes to OTT platform, Upen spilt the beans about his upcoming horror film Kavya, which has been kept under wraps by the makers yet. The artist suggests that he will be essaying an important role in the film. Detailing his role further he added that his character will take the audiences on a roller coaster ride of laughter. While concluding his bite, Upen explained that the lockdown has been majestic for him, it allowed him to stay aloof from the world, which he had long desired.
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