The medical drama Medically Yourrs revolves around Abir Basu, played by Shantanu Maheshwari. Born in the family of doctors, he lives under the immense pressure of proving himself worthy in the eyes of his father, who’s a doctor. While Nityaami Shirke, plays the role of Nibedita who is a total geek, a complete contrast to the character she had played in ALTBalaji’s PM Selfiewallie. Shantanu Maheshwari who has Known for Dil Dosti Dance; World of Dance(Winner) ); Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 9) (Top 3 finalist); Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 8(Winner) has finally made a comeback through ALTBalaji’s web-series Medically Yourrs . In an inetraction with NH they shared their experiences and the problems faced during the shoot:
Q2. You have tried to smoke in this series. Have you smoked before or this was your first time?
Shantanu Maheshwari: No, this is the first time I have smoked to give a real touch to the character. In real life I don’t smoke and I am happy that I am not addicted to it and I will advise everyone not to smoke.
Q1. People say that Altbalaji always produces only adult content in their web series, is it true?
Shantanu Maheshwari: No it’s not true. I don’t know why people say that. ALTBalaji has also produced series like Bose and many more. And in Medically Yourrs, a lot of aspects of life have been covered. It’s primarily a youth show, about how teenagers explore friendship and relationship in their college life. There is romance and bromance too that you will all get to see in this.
Nityaame Shirke: No it’s not true at all. ALTBalaji has produced romantic series but along with this they have produced variety of other content too. In Medically Yourrs, we have tried to show how youngsters deal with various relationships.
Q3. What was your dream--to become an actor or initially you wanted to do something else?
Shantanu Maheshwari : Actually, I didn’t want to become an actor. I wanted to be a choreographer but when I got this project, I liked it and gradually acting has become my passion.
Nityaame Shirke: My dream changes after every 2-3 years. I have studied neuroscience. I actually thought I will take up psychology as profession. I love children I wanted to become child psychologist but then I had an interest in acting and here I am.
Q4. Tell me about your work experience with each other. Did you know each other before working in this series?
Shantanu Maheshwari: We both didn’t know each other but I had a great experience with working with her and I think she is a multi-talented person.
Nityaame Shirke: Well, I too had a wonderful experience and I have learnt a lot from Shantanu as a person. Initially I thought he had a lot of attitude but later realised that he in fact is a very chilled out person and he helped me a lot in the series.
Q5. We hear that you cried on the sets on your first day of the shooting?
Shantanu Maheshwari: Yes I did. In fact, we both cried because the very first day of the shoot we weren’t comfortable with each other. So it was kind of hard. But I think that helped break the ice between us. Gradually, we became comfortable with each other.
Q6. Is it true that Medically yourrs story is related to the Kota Factory story?
Shantanu Maheshwari: No, Kota Factory has a different story. That is related to the lives of those students who take up engineering ar who aspire to get into engineering colleges. Medically Yours revolves around medical students but they both have different stories, the concept is very different, our characters are very different from that of Kota Factory..
Nityaame Shirke: You actually watch the show to understand.