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tv Updated: Aug 20, 2008 15:18 IST
Gautam Hegde
Gautam Hegde
Hindustan Times
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Gautam Hegde

chats up with 'Rajveer' a.k.a Sanjit Bedi of

Vivah.

Sanjit talks about his stint on the small screen and also about his next venture with Shweta Tiwari.



Sanjeevni, Saathiya, Jersey No. 10

and

Vivah

- all Cinevistaa shows. Are you their foster son?


(Laughs) That’s a good one. Honestly, it’s great working with them. They give me great roles, so why not? Oh, and don’t forget

Jaane Kya Baat Huyi

.

Tell me about that show.
Right now, my lips are sealed but all I can say is Shweta (Tiwari) and I are both excited about it. We know you play the husband and Abhinav Shukla plays the other man in Shweta’s life. Really? Anyway, let’s talk about something else.

You played Dr Omi Joshi in Sanjeevni. Didn’t you want to be a part of its sequel Dill Mill Gaye?
Sanjeevni is close to my heart. It gave me a huge high. No experience should be repeated. But technically, I am in Dill Mill Gaye.

What? How?
Yeah, I had adopted a son who has now grown up... I’m shown in flashes. (Laughs) And it pinched me but there is an Omi Joshi AIDS ward as well.

You don’t seem to fit into a women-centric show like Vivah...
I know what you mean. I don’t fit in the regular drama series mould but Rajveer is a brilliant character.

You play Abhishek Bachchan’s character from Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon, right?
That’s for you to figure out. The story starts from where Main Prem Ki Deewani ended.

A sequel to Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon? Scary.
Ha ha! I marry a girl and later find out that she loved my namesake.

You were in two of Smriti Iraani’s productions – Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasman and Viruddh. Did you expect to bag a role in Waaris?
I didn’t have the time. Two daily soaps don’t leave you with extra time.

Is that why you’re looking tired on screen these days?
That’s my temperature. I’ve had fever for nearly 10 days now. But now it’s okay — just 101 degrees.

That passes for okay?
Dude, such is the life of a daily soap actor!

You weren’t seen in any film after Holiday.
(Laughs) And didn’t Holiday give a holiday to the theatres?

Which is your best character so far?
The ones in Sanjeevni, Jaane Kya Baat Huyi, Thodi Si Zameen... Oh wait, Jersey No. 10.

Okay, cut. Are there scenes that bore you?
Wedding scenes can be monotonous. And then there are the scenes where you just say, “Mummyji, par… main toh… lekin…” while mummyji talks and talks.

Is it fun on the Vivah sets?
I have pretty girls around me, so yeah it’s fun.

Won’t your wife whack you?
She whacks me every day! She is the boss in our relationship. But I’m a lucky husband.