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‘It’s easy to point fingers’

Amit Tandon tells Janaki Viswanathan about his happy reunion with his Zara Nachke Dikhaa team again on Dill Mill Gayye.

tv Updated: Nov 10, 2008 21:23 IST
Janaki Viswanathan
Janaki Viswanathan
Hindustan Times
‘It’s easy to point fingers’

Karan Singh Grover, the anchor of Zara Nachke Dikhaa, was a part of Dill Mill Gayye right from day one. Then came Shweta Gulati, his co-anchor, just as Zara Nachke Dikhaa was ending. She plays a psychiatry student in the medical daily.

Amit Tandon tells Janaki Viswanathan about his happy reunion with his Zara Nachke Dikhaa team again on Dill Mill Gayye.

And now Amit Tandon, another ZND contestant, has joined the gang. “It’s like a Zara Nachke Dikhaa reunion,” smiles the actor.

Tandon says he had been approached earlier by the Star One daily. He plays a hard-nosed businessman who is brought in to help resolve the financial crisis the hospital is going through.

He insists the character isn’t negative: “Anubhav is a whiz-kid who thinks from his head not his heart. He is not really a bad guy.”

About his exit from Zee’s Saath Saath (which recently went off the air), Tandon says, “It’s easy to point fingers at actors.”

“It’s pretty unfair since I had informed a certain party about my reality show commitments three months in advance. I’d even given a list of my available dates. I was barely sleeping two-three hours a day. Then to be called unprofessional is a bit much,” he says.

The actor adds that while the afternoon daily was promoted as a youthful soap, it didn’t quite turn out that way.

Tandon was also seen in the recently-concluded-but-not-ended Kyunki Saas bhi Kabhi Bahu thi. “The story wasn’t going anywhere and it’s best to go out gracefully,” he says.

About the open ending, he says that maybe producer Ekta Kapoor intended it that way: “So she can take it to a different channel or come back with it, whenever she wants,” he grins.

Shape up
Tandon hasn’t missed work despite the strike since he was away doing stage shows to promote his latest album Tanha. “I’m also getting back into shape because my character in Dill Mill Gayye is well-built,” he says.

The actor admits that a love triangle is on the cards. “Either with Anjali (Sunaina Gulia) or Riddhima (Sukriti Khandpal).” Or Dr Armaan, played by Karan Singh Grover? Tandon laughs: “Sure, it seems to be the trend with Dostana, so you never know!”