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Trishala hasn’t seen Bigg Boss yet: Sanjay Dutt

Actor Sanjay Dutt, currently on a high after receiving positive feedback for playing the menacing Kancha Cheena in Agneepath, admits his elder daughter Trishala hasn’t watched his TV show Bigg Boss 5 that wrapped up earlier this month.

tv Updated: Jan 29, 2012 16:21 IST
Rachana Dubey
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First-look-Sanjay-Dutt-as-Kaancha-Cheena-in-Agneepath

Actor Sanjay Dutt, currently on a high after receiving positive feedback for playing the menacing Kancha Cheena in Agneepath, admits his elder daughter Trishala hasn’t watched his TV show Bigg Boss 5 that wrapped up earlier this month. The show was beamed in America while it aired in India but he says his 23-year-old, who lives there, couldn’t make time for watching his capsules on weekends.

“I really wanted to know what she thought of me on the show, what she liked and more importantly, what she didn’t like. I thought she’d manage time to watch the show and help me improve. But her work schedules didn’t permit her time to sit in front of the TV set,” says Sanjay, adding, “If she had watched Bigg Boss 5, I’m sure she would have told me where I was lacking. But now, it’s late.”

However, the 51-year-old actor-producer insists he wants her to watch the show now to help him do better in the future. “I will send her recordings on DVD. As and when she finds the time, she will watch the show and let me know what she thinks. When your kids grow up, they tend to become your friends and critics. That is what Trishala is to me, although she connects a lot more with Manyata,” adds Sanjay.

Reportedly, Salman Khan, Sanjay’s co-host on the Colors show, had wanted him to anchor 10 Ka Dum 3 if he wasn’t going to anchor it himself. Is the offer still open? “It’s kind on Salman’s part but the producers and the channel haven’t spoken to me formally for the show,” he says, adding, “If they speak to me, I’ll consider it. More than that, there’s another show I’m interested in. Once I was flipping channels and I saw an American show where needy families are given a chance to play a contest and win money to fulfill their needs. I forget the name. Either I’ll produce it in India, or if someone else produces it, I will anchor it because it gives me a chance to connect with the audience directly and help them too.”

‘Iqra reacts to my show on TV’
Sanjay Dutt admits he’s not a fan of the current variety of TV shows. But he says that whenever he’s on the small screen, his two-year-old daughter Iqra is most excited.

“My son Shahraan doesn’t react, but Iqra does. She holds my face in her hands, looks at the screen and then looks at me, screaming ‘Papa papa’ in wonderment and confusion,” says the actor-host. “I don’t usually endorse TV viewing, I like kids to go out and play. But I can’t completely switch them off the tube because there are educational and light cartoon programmes that help them grow mentally. Apart from that, even the news content on display isn’t impressive enough. So I keep my family away from disturbing sights.”