‘TV doesn’t let you plan ahead’

Ac­tor Aamir Ali says that he can’t take up more projects be­cause of his busy sched­ule

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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

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