You and Shweta Tiwari would be seen together for a show titled Manjali Bahu to be aired on the upcoming Viacom 18 channel. Can you elaborate on your character?
See I can't elaborate about my character at this point of time. I think this is not the proper time to tell anything, there is still time for the show to come on air. I want to tell just one thing that this is a pretty amazing character. After some days it will be known to all.
Veteran actress Suhasini Mulay will also be part of the show. How was it working with her?
I call Suhasiniji as Su Maa. She is like my friend and I am very close to her. She is someone whom I love so much. I did my first serial with her and she is the most fantastic human being. Actually I always look forward to working with people who love their work. The same goes with Shweta Tiwari who is always involved with her job and she is very cooperative too. She is the one who really inspires her fellow actors to concentrate hard on one's character.
What is your character in this serial?
Actually I am acting as Shweta's husband in this serial and it's a very good experience to work with her.
How close is the character to your real life?
Not a single bit. My character does not match at all with my real life. This is quite different from my real world.
How did you start your career?
I started my career as a model and started my career walking on ramps. After that, theatre happened which helped me in enhancing my acting skills.
What was the first compliment you got after becoming a celebrity? How did you feel at that time?
The first compliment I got from one of my fans was that acting came to me naturally. I was really happy to hear it as before that, my theatre buddies had complained that I never knew to act. But after watching me in Sanjivani, the same guys were astonished and complimented me to be a natural actor.
Do you plan to do television or you want to do films also?
I want to do everything in my life. Even if it is television, films, theatres, modelling etc. I want to achieve success in all the fields which are related to acting.
What kind of films do you want to do?
Like I already said I want to succeed in every field related to acting. Likewise I would love to experiment with different kind of characters. Personally I would love to work in commercial masala films.
What one change you would like to bring in television?
I would like to remove all those people from the industry who do not know their work but are been hired by producers by channels. They just spoil the whole working system of our industry.
You always wanted to be an actor? If not an actor what would you have been?
See, since my childhood I always dreamt of becoming an actor, so I have never really thought what else I would have been.
Five years from now, where do you see yourself?
After five years, I would like see myself at the peak of my acting career having played lots of different and interesting characters.
Any other projects you are working on?
There are lots of talks going on, but it would be too early for me to quote anything about those projects.