A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed Arjun Mathur has been nominated in the ‘Best Performance by an Actor’ category at the prestigious International Emmy Awards 2020 for his refined portrayal of a gay man, living in urban India at a time when homosexuality was a still a crime in the country, in the web series ‘Made in Heaven’.
with Amazon Prime’s ‘Made in Heaven’, Arjun has proved his mettle as an actor. Not that there was any doubt, but an Emmy nomination certainly puts him on a pedestal from where he will clearly be visible to one and all.
In an interaction with DNA, Arjun talked about his character in ‘Made in Heaven’, his reaction when he first received the happy news, and much more.
On being asked what made him agree to do the show ‘Made in Heaven’ where he plays a gay man Karan Mehra, Arjun told, “As soon as I read the content, the script and understood the stance that it was seeking against patriarchy, misogyny and all our archaic traditions, etc, and the support that it was giving to the community, I wanted to be a part of all of that.”
Disclosing if he ever felt even the slightest hesitation on playing Karan, Arjun said, “No, not at all. Because it was always supposed to be a very straightforward, alpha male, masculine character, except that he liked to sleep with men. So, there was really no difficulty. Of course, I am myself a heterosexual man so, every time I had to get intimate with a man, I would get a little edgy, but that was only for a moment. I had no difficulty whatsoever.”
Arjun added, “It wasn’t difficult for me, but I guess it’s still difficult for people to accept the fact that playing a gay character and a straight character, is exactly the same.”
Sharing how he reacted when he got to know about his Emmy nomination, Arjun told DNA, “I honestly had a really difficult time believing it for the first few minutes. I thought, someone has played a prank, it’s a lie or some kind of a joke. But that was not the case. It took me some time and phone calls from various people to confirm the news and then I started to believe it.”
Talking about when will season 2’s shooting commence, Arjun stated, “We were supposed to start shooting in May but due to the pandemic, it all got postponed. So, as of now, I’m not sure when exactly it will be picked up again. But, I think I am hearing some murmur that it will be soon.”
We just can’t wait for the season 2 of Made In Heaven!