‘TV doesn’t let you plan ahead’
Actor Aamir Ali says that he can’t take up more projects because of his busy schedule
TV actor Aamir Ali (right), who is seen in an ongoing fiction show, says that he finds it tough to plan ahead as he has no idea when his show will end. “I am shooting 12 hours a day, so it is impossible to take on more projects while I’m doing my present show. On TV, you don’t know when your show will end, so you cannot plan ahead in terms on taking on more projects,” he says.
Meanwhile, Aamir loves to be a part of slice-of-life shows, but says that it is the melodramatic shows on the tube that get more TRPs. “Everyone tells us that they enjoy watching realistic shows, but when you see the ratings, dramas and saasbahu sagas still get higher ratings. This is what the audience still enjoys,” he says.
But, the 37-year-old does not bother too much about ratings. “TRP is something that the channel and the production house is more concerned with. As an actor, it is important to enjoy your work, which is what I look for. Of course, if the show gets good TRPs (target rating points) ratings, it is a bonus,” he says.
Talking about his last show F.I.R, in which he played the character of inspector Pandey, Ali says, “That show was different. I learned a lot from it and I had fun shooting it. I don’t think I will ever get a role like that again.”
I am shooting 12 hours a day, so it is impossible to take on more projects while I’m doing my present show
Aamir Ali, actor