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"Ardhangini suffered from comparison with Devdas" - Ajay Krish

Ajay Krish
Ajay Krish might be a depressed man today, as his dream project on Zee, Ardhangini is scheduled to wrap up very soon. But the actor in him, has an optimistic outlook to life, and feels 'moving on' is what is expected of him now! As soon as the official announcement was made on the serial going-off air, we caught up with the star himself.

Q. How do you feel with the official confirmation that Ardhangini is going off air?
A. I can't tell how bad I am feeling. Not because it's going off air, but because such a good concept could not be executed and so going off-air.

Q. So did you ever expect this to happen?
A. I myself am a very creative person and honestly somewhere in December or January, I felt that we have missed the boat. There were many changes made which I felt were not appreciated by me as well as the viewers. I sensed that things were going astray then, and everyone knows that we can't fool the audience.

Q. Who is that one friend you made on the sets of Ardhangini with whom you are going to be in touch forever?
A. I couldn't name just one person as the whole unit has been like a family. I am pretty sure that I will be in touch with everyone.

Q. Any other shows you are working on?
A. I have been approached by Balaji Telefilms and 9X. Right now talks are on and I am considering few projects.

Q. Do you plan to take up movies in the near future?
A. Here again, I have been approached with couple of film producers. If everything goes well, hopefully end of this year, I will start shooting. Till then, I can't disclose anything regarding it, as it's yet in the initial stages.

Q. Ardhangini was one different serial of its own kind, so what according to you went wrong?
A. I would say that the execution was not exactly the way we had conceptualized. Even the storyline wasn't up to the mark.

Q. Will you miss coming to shoot everyday?
A. For the past three years, I have been working non stop. So believe me, I am definitely going to miss the daily shoots.

Q. You have done two serious roles as Krish in Mamta and Priyam in Ardhangini don't you want to experiment other genres too?
A. Of course, I want to experiment with other genres too. Being an actor and a creative person, I am definitely looking for something 'hatke'. But if you ask me, I would say that I want to play a negative character.

Q. It was said that Ardhangini was a tele Devdas and so your role was compared to the Badshah Shahrukh Khan with the kind of hard work you were putting into your character. Tell us honestly, had this ever gone to your head?
A. Firstly, I am nowhere in this industry when compared to SRK. He is The Superstar. According to me, the moment this serial was compared to Devdas, right there I felt its downfall started. I always said that it's not wise to compare the serial to Devdas or any film for the matter of fact, because it will be like fooling the audience.

Q. Which is that one 'to-die-for' role in television?
A. I would like to do a gangster's role. I have done family dramas for long time. So that will be a good change.

Q. Tell us little bit about your personal life?
A. For the past three years, my personal life has been revolving around sets only. But my two dogs are my lifeline. For them, I go home everyday. Of course my dada is there.

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