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‘I don’t believe in reality shows’

tv Updated: Oct 06, 2008 17:46 IST
Yashica Tolani
Yashica Tolani
Hindustan Times
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Contradiction, contradiction.. because Gautam Rode is still open to them, purrs Yashica Tolani.

Your soap Rubi is turning into a daily..
I have heard about this but I’m not sure yet. We haven’t been officially informed by the production house or channel.

Are you satisfied playing Kunal?
Sure, he’s a level-headed guy from a middle-class family with his values in place. He doesn’t talk too much but expresses himself well.
What’s happening to your story track in Baa Bahoo aur Baby?
My track always came and went in phases since I’m not a member of the family. These days I’m busy with Rubi, so I hardly even have any dates left. But I make myself available whenever I’m needed.

You’ve been around for a while but don’t have too many shows to your credit..
That’s intentional. If you don’t overexpose yourself, you can have a longer career on television. I believe that. If you take on a million projects, you may be popular but not for too long.

You moved to TV from the movies.. any plans to return?
Can’t call it ‘moving’ from the films because I was never there. I did two films (Annarth and U, Bomsi and Me), which didn’t work, so I took on TV shows. Sure, I’d like to act in films.. who doesn’t?

Would you agree that television is excessively female-oriented?
Females vanish after playing the lead in one show. Very few actresses get another lead role again.

Everyone wants a new face today. Men have no such problem. We can play the lead in four-five shows and still get offers. It works better for us in the long term.

Your take on reality television?
In desi bhasha I’d call it ‘bhed chaal’. Every channel must have a reality show because it gets the TRPs.
I’m no one to complain though personally, I don’t believe in the format. But hey, never say never!

So you won’t mind being a part of one?
(Laughs) That depends on the deal and the package offered!

Are you dating anyone?
I am and before you ask me, I won’t tell you her name right now.