'I am what I am today, because of my fans' - Ronit Roy
An exclusive interview with the one and only Ronit Roy right here in India-Forums Telly Buzz...
Published: Sunday,Jun 08, 2008 12:37 PM GMT-06:00
Ronit Roy, the very popular actor adored and appreciated by one and all for playing the phenomenal characters of Mr. Bajaj, Mihir Virani and Aparajit Deb talks to our reporter Melanie about his fans in India-Forums, his experience in Jalwa and his progress as an actor...
Firstly, I’d like to thank all my fans across the globe. This show has no judges and the audience is our judge. The reason we have reached to this level is all thanks to you. About my expectations, all I can say is that my team and I took it one-step at a time. When the show started, I was very categorical about my performances and I do not have the intelligence to think thirteen weeks down the line. It is a tough task trying to match the physicality of different dancers and to bring them together to make them a team. Now, it’s dawning upon me that I am in the finals, and I am quite happy for myself and my team. It is a great feeling.
You have performed
consistently in Yeh Hai Jalwa. All the other participants and team members
adore you. Yet in the VT telecasted in the show, you saw their antipathy
towards you. Do you think it was a case of sour grapes, to say?
Normally I would not give it a second thought. I never knowingly under perform, if there is a lack in my performance that is plainly my fault. I am a human being and I do make my own mistakes. Sometimes I take too big a challenge, as they say I bite off more than I can chew; I get too ambitious when it comes to my challenges. However, the whole thing about life is that you have to keep pushing yourself. That’s how I have grown and managed to make a mark in the industry. As for the negative criticism, I respect the different points of view. Not everyone needs to like me. However, what irked me was the way it was put across. It was very degrading and said in a very teasing and cocky manner. It was a very childish attempt but then what can I say, I respect your views and God bless you all!
You are part of one
of the longest running shows on television. Now Smriti Irani is back on the
show, so how does it feel to have her back on the show?
When the shift happened, I did not comment and I do not really want to comment now. At that time, a simple statement made by me was misconstrued or there was probably too much profundity in what I said. What I meant back then was that, it does not matter to me who plays Tulsi because as Ronit Roy, I might have a preference but as Mihir Virani, I do not have a choice. Mihir has to love Tulsi, no matter who plays the role. However, both, Gautami and Smriti, have done a fantastic job playing the role of Tulsi.
You are associated
with india-forums in a big way. What do you have to say about
india-forums.com/tellybuzz as a television news site?
I think it’s one of the most popular television sites on the internet because in a lot of conversations its name keeps coming up very often. During my research on the net, I have found that it houses many people. Like I have my family, you guys have your family and it is a very, very, very large family and to keep such a large family together, you have to be one of the best.
Your message to all
Firstly, I’d like to thank all of you for all the love and support for the last 7-8 years from the bottom of my heart, for being like a family to me, for your comments, whether appreciation or criticism. What can I say, I am what I am today largely because of all of you. What I like the most about you is that, like me, all of you also want to keep raising the bar. So, let’s hope we can keep raising the bar together, attaining new heights and accepting new challenges and grow old together. All the best!!!
Reporter and Author: Melanie