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‘Reality TV helps experiment’

TV actor Ali Asgar, who has been termed as Bingo Buddy by Abhishek Bachchan in game show National Bingo Night, clarifies that he is not the host of the show. Talking about Abhishek, he says...

tv Updated: Jan 30, 2010 00:57 IST

TV actor Ali Asgar, who shares screen space with Abhishek Bachchan in game show National Bingo Night, clarifies that he is not the host of the show. He says he is more like an entertaining element who comes on stage in various avatars.

"I can't really define my role in Bingo. I'm not really a host I am more of a entertainment element. You will see me interacting with the host and with the audience. I have been termed as Bingo Buddy by Abhishek Bachchan," Ali said.

"Bachchans are the first family of Indian cinema. I have been fortunate to work with Amitabh ji, Ashwarya and now Abhishek too. It gives me a high to be associated with them."

Ali says Abhishek never throws any tantrums on the sets. "Abhishek is a gem of a person, very down to earth. I did not have any attitude problems working with him. I feel comfortable working as he gives me freedom to share the stage. Not many actors are willing to do that," he said.

Commenting on the format of the show, Ali said: "Every individual's life has become stressful. Even while asleep we are stressed. The concept of the show is very relaxing and entertaining. We have tried to make it a task for everybody who wants to play. May that be the contestants, the studio audience or the audience sitting at home. Everybody can be a part of the show and they don't have to take much pain. It is total paisa vasool show."

The actor, who became a known name by working in soaps like Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, feels reality shows give more space and freedom to an actor to experiment.

"After Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii I tried to explore my dimensions. I gained popularity from fiction shows, but I have realised reality shows give a lot of freedom. We don't have to be calculating and it is more fun. Winning Comedy Circus acted as a benchmark to showcase the funny side of my personality," he said.

Ali is currently doing National Bingo Night, comedy show FIR and Farah Khan's movie Tees Maar Khan.