Actress Shraddha Nigam of Hum Tum and Best of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame talks to Minakshi Saini about life, love and work.
Why do we get to see you less on screen?
I can't do anything just for the sake of doing it. I do projects that make me fall in love with them.
Is that why you are not seen in those so-called saas bahu sagas?
Yes. They are a big no. I got a lot of offers from such shows but as I don't relate to the character, I declined them. I'd rather associate myself with little projects, where work is not that hectic. <b1>
What projects are you currently associated with?
I anchor the Best of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee Music. I also do a show called Hum Tum which is a triangular love story.
Why did you keep yourself away from Nach Baliye 3?
I got the offer but could not make it due to date problems. After seeing Nach Baliye 3, I felt blessed not to be a part of it.
Tell us about your show in Pakistan?
It was a serial called Kabhi Na Kabhi. The best thing about their industry is that the director has the final say The channel's interference is not as much as it is here.
The industry is abuzz about your Bollywood venture.
I'm bound by protocol so I can't discuss too much about it. All I can say is that I'm associated with two Bollywood projects.
Is television a stepping-stone to get into Bollywood?
Television is becoming a huge industry now so the extent of respect given to television actors from Bollywood has also increased.
What's on your preference list, television or movies and why?
Movies because of the finesse of the product. Unlike television, where everything depends on TRPs and feedback.
What is Karan Grover like as a boyfriend?
Karan is a custom-made man. It seems that God has moulded him into my dream man.
Karan says it is a great help that you are an experienced actress. How has your experience helped him?
(Laughs) He is just being sweet and talking rubbish. I have never taken him to a director pleading for a role, nor have I given him acting classes.
Is it time for wedding bells?
We are committed and looking forward to solemnising our relation in the near future.