New Delhi: TV actor Varun Badola, who will be seen playing a rich and powerful man in `Phir Subah Hogi`, says his character in the issue-based show is a mix of good and bad.
Badola, 36, has handled many difficult roles with elan on the small screen and the actor is confident that the audience will hate him for the selfishness of his character.
"I play the interesting character of Thakoor Vikram Singh who is unpredictable in his reactions. He is the man behind the upliftment of women in the society but after that he uses them for his own selfish reasons. There are many shades to my character," Badola told reporters.
The show, going on air April 17 on Zee TV, talks about the injustice and exploitation of women in Bedia community of Bundelkhand. The tribe is known for their beautiful raai dance by the women folk in the garb of which they are exploited and abused.
"I was highly mesmserised after reading the concept of the show. It`s a topic which is raw, fresh and never been seen on television. Through the serial, I hope, we will be able to shed some light on exploitation of women and bring a ray of hope for those caught in similar circumstances," he said.
Badola, who is making his comeback into acting after two years, said he was busy playing cricket for Celebrity Cricket League (CCL).
"I took a break because I don`t relate to saas-bahu sagas, they don`t excite me. I always took up those project which generated some interest in me.
"Last few years I was happy playing cricket. I am a huge cricket fan. I wanted to become a cricketer but could not pursue my dream as that time it was impossible for a middle-class boy to work hard on his dream. But I have played under 15 cricket in my school with cricketers like Ajay Jadeja and Murali Kartik," said Badola.
He started his career as an assistant director to Tigmanshu Dhulia but later shifted to acting and made his debut in 1994 soap "Banegi Apni Baat". This was the time when there were no daily soaps and Badola feels that during those years television saw some best serials.
"Art of serial-making suffered when television dramas became daily soaps. Actors and script writers suffered because there is a constant pressure of delivering. As a result the content also suffered and there was more glossy stuff on the television rather than strong content," he said.
Badola, son of veteran theatre actor Vishwa Mohan, said his father inspired him to take up acting.
"I always used to make my father remember his lines and accompanied him to his plays. I was also an active theatre actor in Delhi. I have left theatre after moving to Mumbai. There are few commercial theatres in Mumbai with which I don`t relate to. Theatre has helped me evolve as an actor," he said.