I came to TV for greater reach, says Pankaj

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Although he re­ceived ap­pre­ci­a­tion for his char­ac­ter roles in movies, ac­tor Pankaj

Tri­pathi (above) wanted to in­crease his reach among au­di­ence, and this made him turn to the small screen. “I was not do­ing TV for the last four years, but I came back be­cause it has a larger reach than films. Through tele­vi­sion, my show goes to so many coun­tries and so many peo­ple can watch me emote,” says Pankaj, who plays the role of Dushyant in the show, Saro­jini.

The ac­tor, who has played neg­a­tive roles in movies such as Agneepath (2012) and Gangs Of Wassey­pur I and II (2012) and Sing­ham Re­turns (2014), finds a point to con­nect with the char­ac­ter. “I be­lieve that ev­ery neg­a­tive char­ac­ter has some­thing hu­man in it. I try to find my­self in ev­ery role and see what sim­i­lar­i­ties I have with that par­tic­u­lar char­ac­ter,” he says.

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