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Chetan spills the beans

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Thursday, August 02, 2007
More and more small screen stars are following in the footsteps of their counterparts in Bollywood and foraying into production. The latest to fall in line is the marble-eyed hunk, Chetan Hansraj, who had come second runner-up in a manhunt contest before taking to acting on TV. Once a state-level water polo player, Chetan talks about turning his dream of a show on adventure sports into reality on the small screen.

You are a successful actor on the small screen, so why production?
I always dreamt of making my own reality-based adventure shows. Now, I think I have the means to fulfill my dreams. There are no other reasons apart from this.

Why have you opted for reality TV shows and not family dramas?
My interest lies in reality shows. Besides, reality shows is the booming thing on Indian television today.

Do you think it will be as profitable as family dramas?
Yes, I definitely think so. Today's youth gets pulled by such shows. I am sure within a few years these kinds of shows would have mass appeal.

When will your show commence?
As of now, it's in the planning stage. I have approached a few channels, the names of which I can't reveal right now, and I am confident of a positive outcome.

Several adventure shows have hit the Indian television market before and they were all inspired by foreign shows. Will your show be of the same kind?
I am not a person who believes in copying. And talking of inspiration, we all take inspiration from something or the other. My shows are inspired but I won't agree that they are picked.

Aren't you looking forward to act in Bollywood like many others from your fraternity?
Yes, I am. In fact, I am doing Brham, a romantic thriller, starring Dino Morea, Milind Soman and Sheetal Menon.

Are you in the main lead?
No, I am in the second lead. Dino is doing the main lead and Milind is playing the negative character.

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