, who has been working in the TV industry for more than a decade now, says it would be interesting to work in shows from across the ­border.
"If I get an offer, I would definitely consider it (working in a Pakistani TV show). I like to go beyond what I have done so far," says Hiten. He adds, "The shows [from Pakistan] are rich in content and the short format makes them ­interesting for me as a ­viewer. Being an actor, I would love to be in shows that people like, and I think the ones from across the border are preparing the audiences for short-format daily soaps."
Apart from television, Hiten has also made ­appearances on the big screen. While he is shooting for a film nowadays, the actor doesn’t want to bid goodbye to the small screen for a full-fledged Bollywood career. "I don’t think I will be able to quit small screen. It has made me what I am today. The kind of love and appreciation that I get each day is because of the ­characters I play on TV. Whenever I get time from my TV shoots, say 10-15 days at a stretch, that’s when I complete shooting for films," says the 40-year-old actor.
Now that his wife Gauri (Pradhan), too, is back to acting after a hiatus, how do their kids — Neevan and Katya — ­react on seeing them on screen?
"We have made them watch our shows only once, so that they know what their parents do. We strictly believe that kids should avoid TV and indulge in activities that will help in their overall development," says Hiten.