A die-hard romantic, TV actor Rithvik Dhanjani says love has played a beautiful and important role in his life. (Also read: TV actor Rithvik Dhanjani wants to shatter stereotypes)
"Love is everything for me. It's the way of life. It's the way of expressing and breathing for me," Rithvik told IANS.
"It's the strongest and sweetest emotion. Everyone should at least experience it once in their lifetime," added the actor, who is dating his Pavitra Rishta co-star Asha Negi. The couple also won the sixth season of dance reality show Nach Baliye.
He also feels that love has different connotations.
"Love is not just about love for your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife. Love, for me, is the love for my work, family and even friends. The emotion is very strong. It comes along with a lot of responsibilities," said the actor.
Rithvik, who is currently hosting Yeh Hai Aashiqui for UTV Bindaas, said his stint on the show has strengthened his belief in the emotion.
"After Yeh Hai Aashiqui, I was so touched by the stories that it made me believe that Pyaar to yeh hota hai, humne to kuch bhi nhi kiya hai," he expressed.
In one of the stories, a guy falls in love with a girl's voice and later when he learns that she is handicapped, he accepts her despite her illness. Rithvik said "It taught me how to fall in true love, which is very, very beautiful."
The actor is excited about his new show Fanaah - An Impossible Love Story, which is inspired from Vampire Diaries.
The first episode of the show was aired on MTV on July 21. Rithvik is once again playing werewolf in the show after supernatural drama Pyaar Kii Yeh Ek Kahaani (PKYEK), in which Vivian Dsena played the lead role.
"I am playing a werewolf in the show, again, and I feel lucky to have plaed the role twice. It's very interesting because the love story I feature in is unique and one of its kind," he said.
He is confident that the vampire show will revolutionise the small screen.
"We are trying to give a makeover to Indian TV with this show. We aim to bring a revolution with it. We want to make the youth believe that we can have such amazing shows in our country too," he added.