Actor Shaheer Shaikh, who is part of Rajan Shahi’s Yeh Rishtey hai Pyaar Ke, plays a rather different role in the show. The actor says that the role was exactly what he was looking for at this point in his career. “Till now, the kind of characters I have played have been dramatically different. After doing Saleem – Anarkali, I wanted to play a today’s guy, a young at heart character and that was exactly I was offered by Rajan sir. I thought the character, the way it has been written, was very nice and it got me excited. That’s why I decided to take it up,” he says.
The actor says that he can relate a lot to his character, Abir. “A lot actually. For the first time I can say that I really relate to my character. The kind of theories he has are similar to how I think and feel,” he says.
The actor loves working with Shahi and Director’s Kut as well. “It’s been amazing till now. I have had a very good experience. It’s been pretty smooth, no major problems till now. I like the kind of involvement Rajan sir himself has in the show. like he’s there on the set, he tries to be part of the discussions, he tries to talk to everyone himself. So yes, it’s been amazing till now. They treat the actors really well,” he says.
He enjoys working with his co-actor Rhea Sharma as well. “We have hardly shot together but she’s a good actor and she really is the right choice for that character,” he says.
Meanwhile, Shaheer recently shot in Kutch as well and says that it was an amazing experience. “I have been to Gujarat but I have never been to Kutch before. The landscape in Kutch is very different, it was beautiful. It doesn’t feel like you’re on planet earth, you feel like you’re somewhere else. It was a great experience,” he says.