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On TV’s high tide

Actor Ashmit Patel talks about his small screen return with another reality show, his production dreams and Veena Malik.

tv Updated: Jun 17, 2011 01:56 IST
Aaron Rohan George
Aaron Rohan George
Hindustan Times

From an infamous MMS scandal to constant link-ups with his female co-stars from films or TV, actor Ashmit Patel, has had his share of controversies with women. So, it’s not surprising that he’s making a comeback to small screens with a reality show on dating, titled Super Stud, on UTV Bindass. “It’s not that I’ve given up my career in films, but reality shows like this have such a mass appeal. After my stint in Bigg Boss, I realised how much of an influence TV really has,” says the 33-year-old actor.

Television has also had an impact on Patel’s personal life. Taking a cue from his sister Ameesha, he is also planning to produce TV shows. “I do have some concepts in mind, especially a fiction show that I’m trying to materialise. Hopefully there’ll be something solid on the floors by the end of the year,” he says.

However, he is not forthcoming while talking about his rumoured girlfriend, Pakistani actor Veena Malik. “She’s a good friend but the rest is all the imagination of other people. I am still in touch with her. In fact, I spoke to her after a recent accident that she was involved in. Thankfully, she came out of it unharmed,” says Patel, as he alludes that for now the focus in his life is on his career, while love can take a backseat.

Ashmit says...
I have not given up on my career on films. Just that reality shows have mass appeal. After my stint on Bigg Boss, i realised it. I do have concepts in mind (for producing a show)...especially a fiction show that I’m trying to materialise.Veena is a good friend, but the rest is all the imagination of other people. I am still in touch with her.

First Published: Jun 16, 2011 19:31 IST