‘Peo­ple love watch­ing ro­man­tic shows’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika. mathur@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

A ctor Ar­jun Bi­jlani (above) feels that the ro­man­tic genre will al­ways be a favourite among the TV au­di­ence, as it shows the kind of love that doesn’t hap­pen in real life.

“Love and ro­mance will al­ways be liked by the In­dian au­di­ence. The ro­mance we show on TV does not hap­pen in real life, so we love watch­ing it and want our part­ners to be like this amaz­ing guy or girl we see on-screen,” says Ar­jun, who plays the role of Shikhar Mehra in a daily show.

The 32-year-old rose to fame with Left Right Left and Mi­ley Jab Hum Tum. While he en­joys work­ing in ro­man­tic se­ri­als, he doesn’t want to stop just at that.

“I have started en­joy­ing ro­mance. It’s a good space to be in, but I won’t stop do­ing other roles. When I’m old and look back at my ca­reer, I don’t want to be an ac­tor who got pop­u­lar with just one show. I want to have that cre­ative sat­is­fac­tion when I look back,” he says.

Bi­jlani, who took a year’s break af­ter his show Mi­ley Jab Hum Tum be­fore com­ing back to the small screen, says that a show’s suc­cess does not de­pend on a va­ri­ety of things. “When you de­cide to play a role, you don’t know if you will get ac­cepted or not. You just go ahead and give your best. A show’s suc­cess de­pends on the to­tal­ity, and not one per­son. It de­pends on what peo­ple like to watch. It’s not nec­es­sary that peo­ple will ac­cept me in another ro­man­tic role,” he says.

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