Actor Amar Upadhyay turns producer with his next TV show
Amar Upadhyay who became a household name with his stint as the original Mihir Virani has been part of many TV shows and movies over the years. Now Amar has turned into a TV producer and has chosen a title for his show, which interestingly begins with the word Kyunki.
During a recent interview with BT, Amar talked about it and shared, “Yes, I am producing and acting in a show titled Kyunki Tum Hi Ho where I will play a character called Karan Pratap Singh who is from Gwalior.”
Talking about his connection with the word Kyunki, he said, “When we were all deciding the name along with channel officials, we did not think of my TV show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. It happened quite organically that we came up with the title… Kyunki Tum Hi Ho. We chose it based on the story of the show.”
He added, “This particular word is one of my favorite words and will always be, because Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi has changed many lives, including mine. That show is still one of the biggest hits on TV and even today when people talk about it, they just use the first word kyunki, not even the entire name. It is ingrained in the minds of the audience.”
Amar is excited about donning the producer’s hat and also playing the lead of a show. He shared, “Initially, I was just producing the show, but when we were thinking about actors to play this role, the channel suggested that I should do it and after giving it some thought, I agreed. While I am involved in the creative aspects of production, on the sets I just focus on my performance as an actor.”
When asked if several shows wrapping up within a span of three to six months bothers him, he replied, “Yes, it does bother me, not as an actor, but as a businessman. Somewhere it is there at the back of my mind. That risk is always there, but I feel that shouldn’t stop anyone from making shows and telling stories that they are passionate about. Having said that, yes, numbers and rating matter and for that, we are putting all our efforts into this show which is very different from what one has seen on TV so far.”