He opted out!
Actor-model Jay Soni, who plays the leading man, Ishaan, in Sasuraal Genda Phool on Star Plus, refused to participate in Zara Nachke Dikha, a celebrity dance reality show on the same channel that started last weekend. Soni says that he didn’t want to leave his new daily in a lurch to be part of the show.
Zara Nachke Dikha requires a lot of time. The contestants have to rehearse a lot before the actual shoot. My daily is new and equally demanding. I opted to stay with the daily and participate in the dance show in the next season may be, if I am approached,” he says. Soni is a trained salsa dancer and also well equipped to perform B-boying and hip-hop.
“I did a 50-second act when I was called in to audition for Zara Nachke Dikha. The producers loved me, but I was clear that if I took on one more show, it would strain my life completely,” points out Soni. Meanwhile, he has been flooded with compliments for portraying the family-oriented chocolate boy Ishaan on Sasuraal Genda Phool, the 8.30 pm daily.
“A lady in my gym came up to me, congratulated me for the show and asked if I could meet her daughter who is of marriageable age. She wanted me to tell her daughter that guys like Ishaan actually exist so she agrees to start seeing probable grooms,” he laughs.