Actor Rajat Verma, who has featured in TV shows such as ‘Beyhadh 2’, ‘Agar Tum Saath Ho’ and ‘Ishk Par Zor Nahi’ among others, is essaying a grey character with negative undertones for the first time in his career in the daily soap ‘Faltu’.
The show is about a frustrated married couple who name their fourth girl-child ‘Faltu’ (portrayed by Niharika Chouksey) as they wanted a boy.
However, her life changes when she meets a young cricket coach Ayaan Mittal, played by Aakash Ahuja.
In the television show, Rajat plays the character of Siddharth Mittal, a very talented man with good knowledge and background in business and is also a cousin of Ayaan Mittal. The business is being handled by Ayaan Mittal. Siddharth thinks he is more capable of running a business. This leads to a love-and-hate relationship between the two brothers.
Rajat informs IANS: “It’s the first time I am doing such a grey character and of course, it’s really challenging as it’s not relatable at all, But yes, I am giving my hundred per cent to get into the skin of the character. Sometimes it gets difficult as I look soft and the character demands a hard look with all that eye expressions. I believe this is the best part of being an actor as you get to play such different characters. This is the true art.”
He further continues to appreciate his co-actors Niharika and Aakash, saying: “All the co-actors are just amazing. I haven’t worked with any of them before, but they all are so supportive and we genuinely help each other with their dialogue delivery. It doesn’t feel like we just met a few days back which is surely the best thing.”
‘Faltu‘ premiered on Star Plus on 2 November 2022 and is also available to watch on Disney+ Hotstar. Featuring Niharika Chouksey and Aakash Ahuja as the lead playing the role of Faltu Singh and Ayaan Mittal respectively, the tv show revolves around the life of a girl who faces her parents’ frustration for not being able to give birth to a boy.