Find out why Pearl can connect with his on-screen character…

Newbie Pearl V Puri who is currently seen essaying the role of a popular VJ, Abeer Malhotra in Star Plus’ show, Phir Bhi Naa Maane…Badtameez Dil is an eye candy for a million fans.Â

But ask him why his reel character is similar to himself, you’ll be shocked to know the actor’s bitter truth!

Pearl’s father, who is not at all supportive of Pearl’s career choice hasn’t spoken to his son in the last few years while it’s only his mother who is enjoying her son’s taste of success.

Says Pearl, “I hail from Agra and it has been 5 years since I’ve been in Mumbai. My father has cut all ties with me because I chose to be an actor against his wishes. He was always sure that I wouldn’t be able to make it on my own and wanted me to come back and join the family business. I did go back and work with him but I knew where my heart lies.”

The coy actor added, “For me it was fairly easy to connect with the back story of Abeer because even on the show, my on screen father doesn’t approve of his son being a VJ, even more so because he is a renowned industrialist and has his own business as well.”

It’s the same scenario both on and off screen for this young actor who is on his way to stardom.