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Exploring his 'real' side

Riya V Anandwala, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, August 23, 2007
First Published: 12:39 IST(23/8/2007) | Last Updated: 12:56 IST(23/8/2007)

Chetan Hansraj on taking a break from Virruddh, taking up a travel-based reality show and his Bollywood ventures.

You aren't to be seen on Virruddh these days.. why?
I'd taken a break because I had to shoot for a reality show. I requested the Virrudh guys to give my track a break for a while and they agreed.

Will you be back on the show?
Of course. I've already started shooting for Virrudh again. My character will remain the same, but the track will have something new to offer.

What's your reality show about?
It's travel-based and will air on Zee TV. Khushal Punjabi was my teammate. Since we have done a rally before, the equation was great. We had the time of our lives.

Any new shows coming up? <b1>
I'll be signing two shows, with new production houses. One will be a weekly and the other a daily. The characters will be negative again.

Why do you take up only negative characters?
See, I'd love to play a positive guy, but there are hardly any good scripts. Negative roles are better.. I like portraying them.

Your track in Kajjal was not very clear..
Kajjal was a big mistake. They didn't know what they were doing. It was very messy and chaotic. My track kept getting changed everyday it .. was a big pain.

Aren't you doing any shows with Balaji Telefilms?
Ekta has always chalked out special characters for me. But of late, nothing great has come up.

You're performing at the Gold Awards. Won't that sour your relationship with Ekta Kapoor?
I don't think so. I'm sure Ekta will have no problem with any Balaji actor on this score.

Have you signed any films?
I've done Brahm which will be releasing soon. I'm also doing a South Indian film with Nagarjuna. It's an actionpacked flick. I'm playing a negative character again.

I've always wanted to do a South film. I'm glad it's finally happening.

What's happening with your production house Chilli Productions?
I'll be making reality and game shows. My first production should take off by the end of this year.. it will be a co-production.

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