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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Not interested in fiction, Rithvik Dhanjani wants to act in finite shows that do not go on forever

Actor Rithvik Dhanjani feels that the TV audience is taking time to open up to new content. He says the will only say yes to the fiction if it has a fantastic script and is a finite show.

tv Updated: Jan 28, 2018 16:47 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Rithvik Dhanjani is the host of the ongoing show India’s Best Dramebaaz.
Rithvik Dhanjani is the host of the ongoing show India’s Best Dramebaaz.(Instagram/rithvik_d)

Actor Rithvik Dhanjani might have done many popular TV shows such as Pavitra Rishta, Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani and Kumkum Bhagya but he isn’t keen on being a part of a fiction show right now. And maybe that’s why, the actor, off late, has been doing non-fiction shows. Stating that fiction does not interest him anymore, Rithvik adds that even the scripts that he has been getting are not good enough.

“Dearth of good scripts is making me stay away from fiction. I need a fantastic script to take the plunge; it must make me feel like, ‘Yes this is what I have been waiting for’. It has to be something that has not been attempted before,” says the actor.

He elaborates, “I really liked the concept of my friend Ashish Sharma’s upcoming show Prithvi Vallabh and another show called Dev. Both are finite shows, and at the moment, I want to do a show that has a set time period and does not go on forever. On the other hand, there’s a huge scope when it comes to non-fiction, which is why I am currently drawn towards them,” says the actor, who was a part of reality shows I Can Do That and Khatron Ke Khiladi, and hosted India’s Best Dramebaaz. Currently, Rithvik is hosting two more reality shows — Super Dancer Chapter 2 and Indian’s Next Superstar.

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Talking about the content on Indian television shows, many have commented that it is getting regressive. Asked his opinion on the same, Rithvik says, “I don’t completely agree because I feel that audiences aren’t yet totally ready to accept anything new. Or else how did a progressive show like Yudh that had the legend, Amitabh Bachchan, failed? The viewers still enjoy saas-bahu sagas and I won’t tag all of them as regressive. Also, show makers and actors are here to earn a living, so, how can we do something that the audience isn’t ready to accept? But, I do see a change in the taste of viewers, but it’s slow.”

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First Published: Jan 28, 2018 16:47 IST