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Saturday, Nov 23, 2019

When Sargun isn’t around, I feel like running on half power: Ravi Dubey

Ravi Dubey, who is relieved that his hit TV show Jamai Raja is concluding, is looking forward to a long holiday. He talks about his wife Sargun Mehta and Punjabi films.

tv Updated: Mar 08, 2017 14:22 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times
Ravi Dubey is looking forward to relaxing for the next few months.
Ravi Dubey is looking forward to relaxing for the next few months.

The last holiday Ravi Dubey took was his honeymoon in 2013. However, the actor plans to change that soon. His TV show that has helped him reach greater heights of success ends this month. “I have had a great journey, but I am relieved it is ending. I plan to go on a long holiday the next day,” says Ravi. He is quick to add that the two-and-a-half year show was his “biggest” hit in his career spanning 11 years. He was thrilled that his character in the show donned 20 different characters and looks, which gave him a chance to exhibit his talent.

In the past year, the actor has missed his wife, Sargun Mehta, who was shooting outside the country as well as remote areas of India for her Punjabi film. “We had a long-distance relationship of sorts,” says Ravi, who had a tough time “sleeping alone” in the house. “When she is not around, I feel like I am running on half power. I feel exhausted mentally and physically. After a long day at work, you want to go back home to people you love. Her presence is comforting,” adds the actor, who is looking forward to spending time with his wife.

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While Sargun has done a few Punjabi films, Ravi says he isn’t inclined towards it. “I have been offered films every time I have visited Punjab. However, I am not comfortable with Punjabi, and I feel as an actor, one needs to be well-versed with the language you are acting in. Knowing the language is important and I don’t want to be under-confident while acting. A few of my friends who have done bi-lingual films, too, have experienced this limitation. This is the only reason why I don’t see myself doing Punjabi films. Otherwise, it has a huge reach worldwide,” says the actor. He is also set to star in a Hindi film that is “shot and dubbed”. He hopes it releases this year.

Talking about what’s next for him, he says, “There are offers from the fiction space, but I don’t want to take up a TV show that starts immediately. I want to relax for two-three months at least.”