Ronit Roy turns down role in American TV series Homeland

  • Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Nov 26, 2014 17:26 IST

A popular face on Indian television, Ronit Roy seems to have caught the fancy of international show producers as well. We hear the actor was recently offered an important role on a hit American TV series, but he was unable to take it up.

Ronit Roy meeting with his fans. (Reuters Photo)

The 49-year-old, who has done well on Indian TV as well as in films, confirms that he was approached for a role in Homeland. “It was an interesting role, but I couldn’t accept the offer as it would require me to shoot in South Africa for six months. It wouldn’t have been possible for me to leave things here to take it up,” he says.

Ronit reveals that when the offer came to him a few months ago, he was shooting for a film co-starring Arshad Warsi, an ongoing legal drama show, and had a new show produced by Ekta Kapoor in the pipeline. “Leaving work and family for such a long stint would have been impossible for me,” he adds. Other Indians who feature on the Emmy-winning show are Nimrat Kaur and Suraj Sharma.

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