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Rendezvous with Rajeev

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Yes, I am quitting television for films: Rajeev Khandelwal
Sujal Garewala aka Rajeev Khandelwal is a well-known name for the viewers of 'Kahi To Hoga'. After playing this character, Rajeev has become popular in the television industry. Now, as Rajvir Singh Shekhavat in 'Left Right Left' he is living in the heart of the Indian audience. It is heard that he is planning to do films and has decided to quit television. We met him recently to know his mind and plans.

'Left Right Left' is going well on screen. So why have you decided to quit this serial?
Yes, you are right. 'Left Right Left' is going well. But my role will come to an end in the next 15 days. I'm playing the character named Rajvir Singh Shekhavat, who came in on a mission. Now, he has completed his work and so he has to go. I don't want to drag my character because I do not want to add rubbish to the serial. I am not such type of person who believes only in money and popularity. Self-satisfaction is more important for me.

Are you working in any other serial?

I don't take two or three serials at one time. My aim is not to just come on the screen and do unimportant roles. I want to do only good roles. Only after 'Left Right Left' I will think about another serial.

Are you planning to do films?
Yes, I am planning to do films.

Have you accepted any offer?
I have got so many offers, but have not taken any final decision over them.

Heard that you have accepted an offer and Amna Sharif will be your co-actress ?
I have also heard this news. May be he is some other Rajeev Khandelwal. I am not that person.

You are a successful TV actor and Bollywood is new for you. Don't you think it will a risk for you to join films now?
A: Yes, of course, Bollywood is new for me. But I like risks.

In TV serials you have done main leads, so do you want main lead roles in films also?
I always like to do important roles. It is not necessary to do the main lead. In the serial 'Kahin To Hoga' I was not in the main lead. Amna was in the main role and the story revolved around her. In 'Left Right Left' also the story moves around the character Naina.

If you happen to choose a main lead in any film where dancing is a must. Have you learnt dancing?
I don't think dancing is must in films, but if it is necessary then I will learn it. Hrithik Roshan is good dancer. I don't think he got this talent by birth. He also learnt somewhere.

Is it necessary for a television actor to do films?
In a sport like cricket, a player never wants to play only Ranji Trophy matches, but dreams of playing for his country and even in the world cup. It is the same in the acting and television actors too want to act in films.

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