TV characters no longer memorable, says Samir Soni

TV is no longer giving viewers memorable characters like it used to, says actor Samir Soni. So, it is important for actors to be loyal to their roles and for viewers to speak out against senseless storylines, he adds.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 2:05:42 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 41 Comments  |  3907 Views

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TV is no longer giving viewers memorable characters like it used to, says actor Samir Soni. So, it is important for actors to be loyal to their roles and for viewers to speak out against senseless storylines, he adds.

"I keep trying (to ask for changes) because I don't like to fool the audience. If you look into history, we have had shows like 'Hum Log', 'Nukkad', 'Khandaan', people still remember Basesar, Nanhe. They remember characters," the 44-year-old said on the sets of daily soap "Parichay Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka" here Friday.

"These days, shows run for six or nine months, and in the twists and turns, you forget the name of the characters. This loyalty towards characters is important and I fight for it daily. Ekta Kapoor is fed up with me. But I can't help it," said Samir, who plays the character named Kunal in the serial.

Samir wants the audience to send their feedback which can help dispel notions that TV serials are senseless dramas.

"Please give your feedback. Tell the channel what you want because people believe that a daily show can show anything. You go from here to there suddenly. Faces change. Wake up in the morning and 20 years have passed and even the clothes do not change. Anything happens. The mother looks younger than the daughter. Everything. Because people think no one is bothered," Samir said.

On the big screen, Samir has worked in "China Gate", "Lajja", "Baghban", "Vivaah", "Fashion" and "I Hate Luv Storys".

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  • Posted on: 21 October 2012 at 10:53pmamul_kn

    Samir Sir u rocked as Kunal...u r one of fabulous actors of this TV industry.

    agree with each & every wrd of u.

    No one cn portray kunal charcter other thn u.

    Parichay & SiNal rocks.

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  • Posted on: 19 October 2012 at 10:52pmjitendra234658

    sameer sir u rockzz...true wrds right frm ur heart..

  • Posted on: 19 October 2012 at 10:31amrima31

    really loving parichay these days ... hope they continues this way and move the story in right direction

  • Posted on: 17 October 2012 at 10:09amarabica

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  • Posted on: 17 October 2012 at 9:48amSwastikAshNi

    Well said Sameer Sir,but whatever it's you and SiNal moments that make me watch Parichay...

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  • Posted on: 17 October 2012 at 4:03amsandhyaN

    love you sameer...u r a fabulous actor ...u 've portrayed the charecter kunal chopra so well n so real that kunal n parichay serial has become an integral part of our life...that,it is impossible for us to forget kunal...the charecter kunal will always be momorable for every one of us

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  • Posted on: 16 October 2012 at 9:47pmnaz1312

    Sameer soni rocks tellywood !
    There is no one like him
    AND there will never be anyone
    Like him Heart

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  • Posted on: 16 October 2012 at 1:08pmria60

    kunal is an extremely special character and you rock as kunal...:)

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  • Posted on: 16 October 2012 at 12:46pmawesumsonia

    the powerful enthralling performance..u deliver in each n very epis..wud make KC a memorable character

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  • Posted on: 16 October 2012 at 10:39amtiny15

    i agree wid sameer 2 sum extent that now theres neither memorable ckts on TV nor actors except few ones. now there r only few memorable ckts on the TV oderwsie all luk same like crying queens or arrogant heros who don't believe in love & then changes due 2crying queens or fake bubbly luking heroines.
    i started watching Parichay bcoz of sameer despite the fact that its Ekta mai's show.and initially i was happy wid the show but now it has reduced 2 almost a crap thanx 2 Ekta's stupid formulas & thats the reason i'd stopped watching it from past 3 months & only wtach it in bits & pieces.
    and now again ekta has copied her recent track from old hindi movie "do kaliyan"and eng movie "The Parent Trap".

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