Varun Badola plans to turn director

New Delhi: Television actor Varun Badola, known for his work in shows like `Desh Mein Nikla Hoga Chand` and `Astitva`, is planning a future in film direction.

The versatile actor has done small roles in films like
`Haasil`, `Charas`, and `Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh`, says he
has a number of ideas, which he wants to convert in movies.
"I have always been passionate about movies but I have had
a successful career on television, which has given me name and
fame. I am now planning to take up film direction. But for
that I will first come up with a good bound script," Badola
told PTI.
On being asked whether he will be returning with wife
Rajeshwari, last seen in `Nach Baliye` as the dancing couple,
he said they both would love too pair up onscreen again.
The `thinking` actor as he is often called, Badola is
returning to the small screen with `Mann Rahe Tera ..Pitaah`,
that has been produced by Swastik Pictures and is being aired
on Sony Entertainment television.
The show explores the emotional father-daughter
relationship amidst the societal narrow mindedness.
Set in the backdrop of a coal mining haven of Brahmpur,
the storyline chronicles the life of Anmol, an 18 year old
young girl, whose life revolves around her father Durgaprasad
Kalka and her uncle Kaliprasad Kalka, the local MLA.
Talking about his character, Badola said that he felt
blessed to have got tailor made roles in the 14 years of his
acting career on small screen. Badola characterises Kaliprasad
Kalka, the local MLA in the sequential.
The actor revealed that his character has grey shades, as
and when the story moves.
The serial also stars veteran actor Pramod Moutho, who has
done his stints as a villain in films like,`Khalnayak` and
`Raja Hindustani`.
Talking about his role, Moutho said portraying
Durgaprasad was an everyday challenge because the character
has many layers to it.
The actor said he is amazed to see the young talent`s
nowadays, referring to his on screen daughter Archana Taide,
who plays Anmol in the sequence. He said that young actors in
the industry strive for the ultimate and deliver their best,
bringing in competence to work hard everyday.
Archana Taide, who has previously done `Swarg` on colours,
said she got ample help from her co-actors Badola and Moutho
while playing Anmol. PTI CORR


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