‘Can’t cat­e­gorise good or bad shows, but a change is needed’

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee

Alot of times, peo­ple have pointed out how an over­dose of saas-bahu sagas on the small screen must come to an end. Ac­tor Ar­jun Bi­jlani feels that the rea­son be­hind it is the au­di­ence, who are still in­ter­ested in such dra­mas, which is why such shows are here to stay. “I don’t want to cat­e­gorise shows as good or bad. I also agree that con­tent-wise a change is re­quired on TV. But one must not for­get that be­ing a mass medium it is ex­pected to churn out what the au­di­ence wants to watch. View­ers en­joy fam­ily dra­mas. At the same time, TV is also com­ing up with in­ter­est­ing shows. So the change is hap­pen­ing, but it will take time for the au­di­ence also to ac­cept new con­tent,” says Ar­jun. The ac­tor cur­rently por­trays the role of Deep Raic­hand in his on­go­ing show. Deep is a grey char­ac­ter and Ar­jun con­fesses that he is en­joy­ing play­ing the role. “I have a strong lover boy im­age, but Deep isn’t the reg­u­lar good guy that you see on screen. The char­ac­ter has grey shades,” adds Ar­jun, whose last two shows have been Naa­gin and Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil. Though Naa­gin was a pop­u­lar show, Pardes Mein... failed to make the mark and was taken off the air. Ac­cord­ing to him, the show was do­ing well, so it’s not the rat­ings, but there are other rea­sons be­hind it com­ing to an end. “I don’t think TRP is ever the rea­son for a show to go off the air. There are other fac­tors,” says Ar­jun.

Ar­jun Bi­jlani is cur­rently por­tray­ing a grey char­ac­ter on a tele­vi­sion show

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