I learnt not to give up even if things are not in your favour, says LSD actor Ayush Shrivastava

The medical mystery drama is being streamed on Zee5 and ALTBalaji.

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In the Zee5 and ALTBalaji web-series LSD - Love, Scandal and Doctors, Ayush Shrivastava plays a medical intern, Dr Kabir.

The medical mystery drama, which was premiered on 5 February, also stars Rahul Dev, Puneet Pathak, Siddharth Menon, Shruthy Menon, Tanaya Sachdeva and Srishti Rindani.   

Shrivastava, who has worked in the film Kalank (2019), the web-series Abhay 2 and 13 Mussorie, and the television series Ishq Subhan Allah, spoke about his role in the series, which has been helmed by Saqib Pandor. His character Dr Kabir arrives at the KMRC medical institute and gets into a competition with four other interns which leads to a scandal.

“My role as Dr Kabir is of a guy who belongs to a well-to-do business family but he comes out of his comfort zone to become a doctor,” the young actor explained.

“Kabir is someone who gets scared very easily. He is an underdog but [in the latter] half of the series character evolves and he stands his ground even when things are off and not in his favour. Even after being bullied, Kabir doesn't get manipulated.”

He added, “I wanted to do this character because I haven't played such a role. This guy is very innocent and pure. Also, Kabir is a homosexual, so this series shows what he goes through because of his choices and how he deals with his family especially his father. Playing Kabir I learnt not to give up even if things are not in your favour, to stand your ground and accept yourself your identity. Better to die as a good human than to live as a monster.”

Speaking about his experience working with Dev, Shrivastava said the actor used to treat the cast like friends and comfort them. “We used to do a lot of rehearsals before takes. All the co-stars were good. We had a great time and became like a family. We still keep in touch and share things with each other. So I gained a great family in LSD,” he said.

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