this is a part of the chat with hussain on 21st march 2005
i cudnt be a part of it but neway...
What is more challenging, acting or anchoring? —Bhoomi
Dear Bhoomi, both are equally challenging. But anchoring for Khullja
Sim Sim is definitely more physically demanding than acting in Kumkum.
As an anchor, I have to be immensely spontaneous; there are very few
retakes, and nothing is planned. As an actor, I know my lines well in
Would to do a sex comedy like Masti? Have you got Bollywood offers? —
Dear Rajesh, I am open to doing anything as long as it doesn't look
cheap. It has to appeal to my aesthetics. As an actor, I want to grow
and doing films is definitely on my mind. But I don't want to jump
into it blindly, and am waiting for the right offer.
You have always played positive roles. Why not anything negative?
Dear Nabil, I haven't been approached with any, and am happy playing
the role that I am currently doing. There are many shades to my
character and equally challenging to do. Maybe people like me in
positive roles, which is why I am being offered only those.
How different is Sumeet from Hussian? — Swapna
Dear Swapna, Sumeet is a perfectionist, while Hussain is human. I
think Hussain is more real and bound to make mistakes, but Sumeet is
too good to falter.
Why are you doing shows only for Star Plus? — Farhad
Dear Farhad, if I get good offers from other channels, I will consider
them. As of now I am more than happy to be on Star Plus. I think with
Khullja Sim Sim they have really given me a huge platform.
Is there any off-screen chemistry between you and Juhi Parmar? — Sangeeta
Dear Sangeeta, we have chemistry as friends and nothing more. She is a
very good person to work with, beyond that we have no link-up whatsoever.
Were you skeptical about doing Khullja after Aman Verma hosted the
show for a long time? — Rahul Seth
Dear Rahul, I went for it with an open mind. Comparisons are
inevitable, but I think I have made my mark on the show now. I
personally used to watch the show when Aman was hosting it, and I
think he did a great job on it.
What's your reaction to the Aman Verma expose? — Sandhya
Dear Sandhya, I think nobody has the right to invade anyone's private
life. You can criticise the professional aspect of someone's life, but
his private life is his own. What he does should be his concern and
not the world's. I think it is a very wrong trend that has started
with this episode.
Would you ever come to Pakistan to do any shows? — Ria
Dear Ria, it's too early to say yes, but there could be a bleak
possibility that I may be doing something in Pakistan. I have heard
that Kumkum is hugely popular there.