Arjun prefers good TV over bad films

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Yashika Mathur

Pop­u­lar TV ac­tor Arjun Bi­jlani (right) starred in his first Bol­ly­wood film, Di­rect Ishq, last year. The film bombed at the box-of­fice, and Arjun has shifted fo­cus back to tele­vi­sion for now.

“I’m not meet­ing peo­ple to dis­cuss films till I’m done with my cur­rent tele­vi­sion show. Some films have come my way, but I’d rather rule on tele­vi­sion than take up some­thing which will be in­signif­i­cant to my ca­reer,” says Arjun.

But does he then run the risk of los­ing out on good of­fers too? “Of course, I am scared that if there is some in­ter­est­ing work in Bol­ly­wood dur­ing this time, I won’t be able to take it up due my TV com­mit­ments. But I can’t help it,” says Bi­jlani, who rose to fame with his char­ac­ter Alekh in the TV show, Left Right Left, and has since starred in Mile Jab Hum Tum and Naa­gin. Arjun’s cur­rent project, based on the life of an In­dian cou­ple stay­ing abroad, started out well, but has been los­ing out on TRPs (Tele­vi­sion Rat­ing Point) of late. The ac­tor rues there’s not much an ac­tor can do to change the show’s fate. “We only get the script a day in ad­vance. As far as the story goes, there are peo­ple in the cre­ative de­part­ment who de­cide that af­ter proper re­search,” Arjun says, adding: “I per­form the scene to the best of my ca­pa­bil­ity. Some­times, I give cre­ative sug­ges­tions but I can’t do any­thing about the broader story line.”

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