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While most male TV actors complain of not getting meaty role in television serials, Aamir Dalvi stands out from the herd. His recent stint as Wazir in the SAB TV show Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga has showered him with an award as the Best Actor Male in a negative role. Portraying the Bad Man with a passionate zeal, Aamir has a compulsive tendency to take his (negative or otherwise) characters to unimaginable heights of uncontrollable fury. And yes, the audiences do love him and eagerly wait for him to twist the drama in the shows he does.
Over to the passionate actor, who gives an insight into how he evolves as an actor with each role he plays.
Winning an award for the Best Villain (Male) for your show, Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga, seems quite an achievement. You had some stiff competition from actors of hit shows vying being nominated for the category. For sure, you seem to have arrived with a bang.
I agree the competition was real tough. I attended the award function just for the fact that I was being nominated. Every actor yearns for accolades, bouquets and of course awards. My trophy cabinet has ample of awards won for my other passion which is Dirt Bike racing, but this one surely holds a special place in my heart. It’s thrilling to know that the audiences love my character and took pains to vote for me.
An assistant director (for TV shows) once disclosed, “Aamir Dalvi takes his character five notches up. Once his track starts, the TRP’s shoot up”. How do you manage to add so much punch to your characters?
(Smiles, with a shocked expression) Wow, that’s the best compliment for me especially hearing it from a third party. I hope this guy has repeated me for his shows too (laughs). On the work front, I do try to take the character to the next level with my own visualisation. My endeavour has always been to be a kick-ass badass who is feared.
I would say I am a schizophrenic actor. I add multiple disorder shades to the character, work on the dialogue delivery and of course the result is appreciated by the audiences. As for the TRP’s shooting up, it’s the channel heads who would be able to answer that question.
Every character of yours has a different get-up and shocking mannerisms. Do you add your personal touch to every character you portray on television?
I have been fortunate to get these opportunities on television. Most male actors complain of not being offered meaty roles but I have accepted only challenging and diverse roles. As for get-ups, I was inspired a lot by Hrithik Roshan in the Dhoom series. I loved the manner in which he changed his body language with every get-up. Even Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan did some amazing changes to his roles. His versatility in his performance and the way he managed his career graph is impressive.
As an actor, I do add my personal nuances and quixotic dimensions to the roles I play. I go bizarre with my approach and fortunately I have had directors who give me my space to go crazy while performing.
Web series, reality shows…what’s next up your sleeve?
My track with my current show will continue for long. I do have some spare dates which I will give out only for that kick-ass project which comes my way.