Udaan-fame Rajat Barmecha is currently concentrating on web series. After being part of Girl in the City part 1 and 2, the talented actor now stars in Viu’s upcoming original series Love, Lust and Confusion. Also starring Tara Alisha Berry, Meiyang Chang, Gaurav Chopra, Samir Kochhar and others, the series will start from March 17.
Rajat, who learned to play the drum for the series, says that his character Johnny is not just close to him, but everyone will be able to relate to him.
“Johnny is a bit of every 25-26 year old. Those who are in our age group are all similar. We are never sure about things and confused about our relationships. We have so much stuff going on in our mind, we fall in and out of love,” he says.
The actor says that his reasons for doing the show were his friends, Victor Mukherjee, (director) and Neha Anand (producer). “I didn’t even read the script. I just did it because I have known them for a long time. Victor just called me and said, ‘You are doing it and I am like, OK’.”
He says that working with friends can be lot of fun because there’s positive energy on the set. “I knew most of the actors also.”
Rajat, who has been both part of films and web, says that latter is an interesting medium for him. “That’s because films is a different process. You sign a film, read the script, you go back and forth with the director and lot of preparation goes into it.
There are so many things you have worry about like censor board and stuff like that. Whereas for the web series too you have to prepare. But it offers you a lot of variety. In the first place, all the web series that I have done were for friends.”
The actor is happy with the way web is growing in India and he says that a lot of interesting stuff is happening in this medium.
“I am working on another series and that makes me wonder how big web has become in India. It’s a cool thing for Indian market. There are so many talented people who are trying to tell different types of stories and make quality content. Now people are putting in money.”
An actor isn’t today restricted to just films and TV but can experiment with different platforms including web, OTT and short films. “As an actor, we are always looking out for new areas. Personally, I am little choosy when it comes to films so it takes someone to convince you to take up a project. But in web, everyone is experimenting and I would love to experiment as an actor,” says Rajat, who will be next seen in a film, Leader, which will be presented by Imtiaz Ali.