Your character Rishabh isn't shown all that much. Does that upset you?
I can't really comment on
this. The creatives will be the best to comment on this. My character Rishab
also has two sisters. They aren't showing my elder sister as well. I am just an
actor there. I execute the scenes that I am supposed to.
Does it get financially tough for you as you don't shoot for Bade Acche Laggte Hai too regularly?
I have a two year contract
with the show of which one year is already over. The show has given me great
exposure. I am also doing episodic shows, commercials, music albums, theatre
and print shoots. I am working 25 to 26 days in a month. I am earning well.
After the generation leap on the show you are a married man. Are you looking forward to being a father on the show soon?
I had requested the
creative team that I didn't want to become a father after the generation leap.
In real life I am just 23, too young to look like a father.
According to you has the generation leap brought about a great change for your character?
Nothing really has
changed. It was just a generation leap.
Do you have a girlfriend now?
I don't have a girlfriend
now. Where is the time? I need to devote quality time to my girlfriend. I just
don't have that time now. I would prefer to have a girlfriend who is not from
the TV industry. I like sweet and simple girls. I don't like loud girls. I
don't want to get married for another seven to eight years.
I hear you are an animal lover and have a vegetarian pet dog. Is that true?
I have a seven year old
male cross-breed dog called Jacky. He is a pure vegetarian dog who likes to eat
cucumber, mango, sweets, oranges, tomatoes and ice-cream. He loves to play with
the ball with his family, take naps and go on long drives. He is averse to
lizards, cats, mice and the sound of the pressure cooker. He doesn't like to be
disturbed while he is asleep. When he is shouted at for doing something naughty
he shows his remorse by apologetically hiding under the sofa.
Reporter: Pallavi Bhattacharya