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Updated: July 1, 2010 18:49 IST

'No saas-bahu drama'

MANZAHERAM ISHTIAQUE
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Romit Raj.
Romit Raj.

Romit Raj, the popular TV actor is back in a new avatar in the daily series “Thoda Hai Bas Thode Ki Zarurat Hai” on Colors.

He started his career with a Bengali telefilm (“Pratibimbo”) and then moved on to Hindi serials like “Shakalaka Boom Boom”, “Har Dil Kuch Kehta Hai”, etc. He gained popularity with his roles in daily soaps “Ghar ki Laxmi-Betiyaan” and “Maayka”.

Excerpts from an interview:

Q: Tell us something about your role in ‘Thoda Hai Bas Thode Ki Zarurat Hai'?

The serial depicts the life of a middle class Maharashtrian family living in Mumbai which strives hard to grapple with the fast changing world to fulfil their simple basic needs. The story revolves around eight characters and the changing world around them. I play the character of Nishikant (Nishi), who works in a call centre. He is a confident guy and gets his way easily. Nishikant loves Pragya and gets married to her.

How is it different from the common trend?

“Thoda Hai…” is different from other serials. It is a story of a family which lives, loves and struggle for their dreams together. There is no conventional saas-bahu drama or scheming characters. Instead, the members are very fond of each other.

Q: What difference do you find between small screen and silver screen? Which is more demanding?

Shooting for films is long drawn out process which is carried out over a period of months while the situation is somewhat different when it comes to small screen. Sometimes we've to shoot for episodes scheduled to be aired the very same day.

Do you intend to take a leap towards Bollywood?

Of course, I would love to act in films. For last 5-6 years, I've been getting offers to act in films but nothing has clicked. I am very passionate about acting and would go for something really good.

Q: Apart from acting any other plans?

I intend to anchor women issues oriented chat shows someday. I am highly inspired by Barkha Dutt. I've already anchored a women-based reality show ‘Perfect Bride' and plans are that I would be hosting the next season of the show as well.

Keywords: Romit RajColors TV

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