Popular actor Amar Upadhyay shot to fame and became a household name two decades ago when he took on the main lead role of ‘Mihir’ in Ekta Kapoor’s iconic TV show, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’.
The show went on air on Star Plus over 22 years ago. By popular demand, the show is once again being re-telecasted on television and despite the passage of time, the popularity of Mihir remains as fresh as ever.
Amar Upadhyay himself feels blessed that he was part of the show and speaking about it, he said, “Recently Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, completed 22 years. God has been kind to me for this show. It is an iconic show even today and I feel blessed that I got this role between so many boys who auditioned for it.”
He further added that he was so thankful to the makers of the show for the opportunity they gave him because of which he remains famous even after 20 years. Amar said, “I am very thankful to Ekta and whole team of Balaji for giving me a chance and I’m very happy that I’m a part of it. Even after 20 years people still recognise me as Mihir.”
He went on to add,” Once in a blue moon this kind of a show comes in. Thousands of shows have been made but none has touched the level of ‘Kyunki‘. It’s not easy to match that level. Also, that era was different and this era is different. Audience has changed. Television viewing has shifted. It is difficult to reach the level of Kyunki now.”
Amar Upadhyay also touched upon the popularity of the show and the work he earned because of it. He said, “One has to keep doing what they love. Acting is what I love and I am thankful to God for giving me such great acting jobs. I’d also like to thank my fans and audience for always supporting me and for appreciating my work. I enjoy when people come to me, that is what you want as an actor.”
Amar Upadhyay was last seen in Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani’s ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’.