When Nakuul Mehta give up the TV present Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 in December final yr, after being a part of the serial for one-a-half-year, he by no means thought he can be again on units so quickly.
The actor, who had referred to as the earlier season, a “satisfying journey” and felt “it was time to move on”, will quickly be again with Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 3 with co-star Disha Parmar. Actors Niti Taylor and Randeep Rai, who starred within the present, after taking the story ahead put up Nakuul and Disha give up, have wrapped up their shoot. Mehta says the brand new season received’t be a rehash of the previous story or present, however a “new world, while keeping the heart and soul the same”.
Speaking to us, solely, about his return to the present, Nakuul shares, “The last two-and-a-half months have been an anomaly in my life. Wherever I’ve gone, people have told me how much they miss our show and how the last 18 months (of it being on air) were such an integral part of their lives. Some even insinuated that, I have taken away joy from the lives,” he quips, including that it “feels amazing, as an artist, to feel so much love”.
The makers determined to carry him and actor Disha Parmar again as Ram and Priya in a brand new season of the present. “They thought it would be amazing to get us together to play the respective roles in a new world and give the audience something to cheer about,” he says.
Nakuul admits that it was not a shock. “When I got the call, I was not shocked because I saw how people had reacted to us moving on and like on an impulse, I felt it was the right thing to do. It didn’t take me a second to question what I thought was a great opportunity. It’s a show I take great pride in. I have complete ownership of it and the show has been such a beautiful ride for me personally, that I felt it would be a fitting tribute to give to our audiences – to come together and do this one more time. It came from a great place where I felt & the channel too wanted to give a homage to the show we had done and the love we had received for the characters we played,” he explains.
Nakuul admits that this was not in his scheme of issues for this yr. “There were things I was contemplating, I wasn’t looking for looking at getting back on television, but this is a show which I own and a brand of. And it would be for a finite engagement. So, I can figure out life and other engagements. Hence, it took all this while to come to a consensus and figure out, but the decision to do Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 3 was absolutely impulsive,” he shares.