Smart Jodi on Star Plus has been keeping the viewers entertained as they have gotten a chance to know some of the jodis up and close during the tasks and the revelations that they make about their lives. And one such couple that has had everyone's attention is that of Balraj Syal and Deepti Tuli.
Balraj got talking to India Forums about taking up Smart Jodi, their end goal for being a part of the show, and more. Read the conversation here.
What prompted you to take up this show?
I am performing with my wife and that was the main push for me to do this show. I have done many shows but the biggest reason to do this show was that it gave me a chance to work with my wife. Although we have done a music video, but reality show is something different and the best part was that there was nothing controversial and we got a chance to be as real as ever.
You also have friends from the industry as a part of the show, does that make it more fun? How has the environment on-sets been?
I have a lot of friends of course, and that added a fun element because you know everyone and know about them so you can easily have fun together. In addition, people know that I do keep having fun around and I know the kind of fun that my friends have so we don't need time to gel well. Right from the first day, we were able to enjoy ourselves and it was a plus to have friends on sets. The environment on sets is such that Arjun sits ahead of me, Vicky and Ankita sit on one side and Vikrant and Monalisa on the other, and my banter continues to go on throughout. Other people, including Rahul, among others, keep asking me what are you talking about, tell me too, and it is light and happy on the show.
Doing a reality show mostly has an end goal, what would you say that is for you?
When an artist does a reality show, it is to win, but I haven't taken any stress about it. I am sure that however I am, if I stay real, I will be able to connect with them and that means I can also entertain them just as much. In reality shows, those who receive love are the ones who win, with the trophy or people's hearts, and that's the cast for me. There are 10 couples, so one will only win but that's the goal. In addition, because Deepti is there on the show too, I want people to know her, and love her, and that is also something that is there at the back of my mind and I hope that Deepti establishes herself as an artist.
As a couple, how competitive are you two?
I am very competitive, people have seen me in Khatron Ke Khiladi, and Deepti too, is focused and competitive. We did a task where she had to do something, and people started early but she took her time and she asked me to be patience. When its time to have fun, we do that, but we also work when necessary and we are pretty competitive, now that people have seen the show and the way we do our tasks.
The show also features Aishwarya Sharma-Neil Bhatt, Ankita Lokhande-Vicky Jain, among other couples.