After Made In Heaven, Arjun Mathur Has Set “Higher Standards”

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Arjun Mathur in a still from Made in heaven (courtesy madeinheaventv )

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  • “I have been extremely demanding of the work I do,” said Arjun Mathur.
  • “Being a part of things where my heart is not affects me,” he added.
  • At the International Emmys, it was for ‘Made in Heaven’

Mumbai:

Actor Arjun Mathur, who earned a nomination for India as part of the 2020 International Emmy Awards for Amazon Prime Video Made in heaven, says she has many options after receiving success and critical acclaim for her performance on the show. The actor has been in the film industry since 2007, having acted in such films as Lucky by chance, Bara Aana, My name is Khan, Ankur Arora murder case, among others. But it was her portrayal of Karan Mehra, along with Sobhita Dhulipala’s Tara Khanna, as two wedding planners in posh modern India navigating personal and professional crises, in the web series that premiered last year that became his outstanding performance.

“I have been extremely picky about the work I do, fortunately or unfortunately ‘Made in Heaven’ made me even more demanding. It turned out to be of such high quality, my standards for me have been raised higher.”

“I want to continue associating myself with jobs that are of a certain quality so that the frequency or lack of work does not bother me. Being part of things that my heart is not negatively affects me,” said the 38-year-old actor. he told PTI in an interview.

At the International Emmys, Mathur has been nominated in the best performance of an actor category for Made in heaven, with Billy Barratt in the UK “Responsible child“, Guido Caprino in Italian series”1994“, and Raphael Logam in Brazil’s” Impuros (Impuro) “- season two.

The actor said he learned of his nomination from his actor friend Sayani Gupta, whose Amazon series “Four More Shots Please!” It is also nominated for the awards to be given in November in the category of best comedy.

“Ok (breathe) so this just happened,” Mathur had written in his Instagram Stories after the announcement last week.

The actor initially said that he thought it was a misprint and only believed the news after the producers called him to congratulate him.

“The last two or three days are blurry, little by little it has begun to assimilate,” he added.

Against the backdrop of quintessential Indian weddings, the series is directed by Zoya Akhtar, Nitya Mehra, Alankrita Shrivastava, and Prashant Nair. Akhtar and Reema Kagti serve as creators.

Both Mathur and the creators have been praised for their sensitive portrayal of Karan, an imprisoned homosexual facing a troubled childhood, depleting finances and the social stigma surrounding his orientation.

The actor believes that the fact that the story has managed to transcend all limits of gender, age and geography means a greater success of the show.

“The sensitivity and empathy with which it has been treated and portrayed has worked. Human beings connect with conflict and human emotions, if emotions are expressed correctly, the audience will connect with them,” he said.

Mathur said he was initially concerned about playing a gay man for the third time after the Mira Nair-directed short film. Migration (2007) and Onir’s I am (2010) but changed his mind when he read the script for “Made in Heaven.”

The actor said that a week after the 2019 drama series was released, he received an offer for a homosexual role in a commercial movie, but approved the project because it was “too early.” “… Unless there is that sensitivity, I will not touch it. I am not interested in misrepresenting the community,” Mathur added. The actor also noted that the team behind “Made in Heaven,” producers Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby and Amazon, made it possible for his work to reach everywhere.

Migration it was a short film, it was not released as such. We premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and some people saw it on YouTube. ‘I Am’ was a smaller movie. Then it won a National Award, but it didn’t have the scope that it could have, “he said.

“There are so many variables that have to click for a show to work in such a great way, sometimes it can be missing the production support or the good acting or writing or the amount of screens. When something like this happens, that’s where it resides. magic, “he added.

In the highly anticipated second season of Made in heavenMathur said production was scheduled to go to flats in April-May, but the coronavirus pandemic hampered the plans.

Manufacturers are currently trying to figure things out, he added.

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