What's different about CID Most
As the name suggests, this new
season will see the old CID team
deal with hardened criminals.
The bad guys will be smarter
and deadlier and so our team will
have to spruce up to nab them.
In a bid to spice up the show, we're
also joined by TV's big baddie -
Shahbaaz Khan as the main
Why the change though? Were the
No, if the TRPs were a problem, we
would have known. It's simply
because you've got to move on and
keep reinventing yourself. That's
how we've kept CID going for near-
ly a decade.
Sometime back, the producers
attempted something new with CID
Special Bureau, but it bombed.. why
do you think that happened?
Yes, we tried to show something
different but it didn't work. Prob-
ably because the audience is
unwilling to accept anything other
than the core CID team.
How has CID survived all these years?
It hasn't been easy mainly because
there's no saas-bahu drama in it. I
think it works because everyone
loves a good mystery and solving
puzzles. But the moment our view-
ers start getting bored, we'll have
to shut shop.
Your character, ACP Pradyuman, is
always in disagreement with the chief
forensic doctor.. isn't that uncalled
Not at all. These emotions are what
give a character flesh and blood, and
help the audience connect with
The differences between Pradyu-
man and the doctor (played by
Mona Ambegaonkar and Shweta
Kawatra) made the drama more
Among the entire CID team, who is
ACP Pradyuman most closest to?
It's true that the ACP loves and
trusts his entire team, but he is
particularly close to Daya and
Isn't CID playing up to its male
I don't think so. Our fan following
cuts across age and sex.
Why aren't you doing anything else
You can't expect me to work 30
days in a month! I need time for my
family and friends as well.
Has some of your character has
rubbed off on you in real life too?
No, thank goodness, for that would
have spelt trouble for my near and
dear ones. I know exactly when to
switch on and switch off.