New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Television actor Romit Raj, who plays bad guy Yuvraj in Zee TV's 'Ghar Ki Lakshmi-Betiyaan', says success tastes sweeter to him as it is not easy to make a mark in an industry dominated by women.
'There are a large number of actors working in television serials these days, but only a handful can make a mark. It feels great to be recognised and to succeed in a medium where women rock,' Romit told IANS.
'I feel fortunate to be associated with a good serial. I think I have a sense of scripts that helped me choose the right serial,' he said.
The young actor is thoroughly enjoying his current popularity.
'Women are just addicted to the soap operas. It is just amazing to see them talking about you and your serial every time, endlessly.
'Especially uncles and aunties. They take the serial so seriously that when I meet them at a mall or temple they come up to me and say that I must stop doing bad deeds,' the actor said smiling delightedly.
Romit does not want to be seen always as a villain, and has picked up 'Maayka', where he plays a positive role.
'An actor must do all kinds of roles. When I was offered 'Maayka', I grabbed it as it does a balancing act,' he said.
Before venturing into television, the actor appeared in films like 'Hum Dum' and 'Yatra' but did not meet with success.
He said: 'When I gave the audition for television the selectors did not know that I had done films before. Hence I had to start from scratch like any other newcomer.'
'I believe the medium chooses you rather than the person opting for it. I feel fortunate that I got selected because after my two films went unnoticed I had no work. I was broke and emotionally shattered.'
Commenting on the small-screen industry, he said: 'Television not only gives more visibility to actors, making them a favourite of millions, but also gives employment to a large number of people.'