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Reality shows thrive on emotions: Apurva Agnihotri

Apurva Agnihotri is playing a reality show producer in "Aasman Se Aage" and says such shows thrive on emotions as hardships of contestants find a connect with the audiences.

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Apurva Agnihotri is playing a reality show producer in "Aasman Se Aage" and says such
shows thrive on emotions as hardships of contestants find a connect with the audiences.

"Reality shows strive on emotions. People like to watch how a person works for 18 hours to earn 1,000 bucks a day or hardships faced by an autorickshaw driver. This is because they relate to the hardships," Apurva told IANS on phone from Mumbai.

"No one would really like to listen to the stories of a multi-millionaire. 'Aasma Se Aagey' delves into the world of reality shows. I wouldn't say it is 100 percent based on reality shows - 70 percent is about the reality shows, 30 percent is fiction," he added.

The actor has himself participated in the reality shows like "Nach Baliye" and "Pati Patni Aur Woh".

By agreeing to work in 'Aasma Se Aagey', Apurva says, he has taken a risk. The show comes on Life OK.

"I have taken a risk, but I like it. It is a path-breaking show, something, which has not been on television before. The show has opened up well, considering there was hardly any publicity. Moreover, it clashes with 'Bade Acche Laggte Hai' (on Sony) on same time slot," he said.

Apurva is one actor who made a trasition from big to small screen. After working in movies like "Pardes" and "Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin", he moved to small screen.

The 39-year-old rose to fame on TV as Armaan Suri in popular show "Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin". Later he featured in "Kaajjal", "Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi" and in 'Bidaaii Sapna Babul Ka' as Anmol Rajvansh.

The actor feels television is yet to evolve.

"I don't think television has evolved as yet, we are still trying to. The saas-bahu serials still rule the roost. People still like to watch such shows and are hesitant to accept new concepts," he said.

Lot of shows start off with new concepts, but end up showing saas-bahu politics. This, as Apurv says, is done to make profit and added: "For the benefit of the show, they include major twist and turns."

"I think we should start having various seasons of the shows, just like American drama 'Desperate Housewives', where the curiosity remains among the audience," he added.

What about going back to movies?

"I have no idea when would I be back on big screen. I always opt for something that excites me. I would love to direct," he said.

Armaan Malik Apurva Agnihotri Kaajjal - Sabbki Aankhon Mein Basi  Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi  Pati Patni aur Woh  Aasman Se Aage  Bade Acche Lagte Hai  Sony TV  Imagine  Life OK 

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ringroses 8 years ago A perfect..beautiful.. happy ending of short and sweet journey of the show Asaman Se Aage...with my fav. song!!!!.. from beginning till end all were outstanding... Ojaswi, we'll miss you.. Best Wishes To All... Thank You ASATeam...Channel LifeOK
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adigaag 8 years ago I'm loving Aasman Se you
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mcmohan 8 years ago ASA is great show! Best on TV now - it show true picture of dance relaity show - all behind scene, we do not see. DC is also my favorite character! what a charming villain or anti-hero!! Best role of Apu's carrer.
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ringroses 8 years ago Excellent show... DC sir..Great!!!... all participants..brilliant... Dance studio and Meenakshi's new practice site..magnificent..very beautiful... wish Meenakshi wins the show not just because she is needy,emotional ..and very talented girl..who dared to dream..but because she is focused,accepts challenges,never looks for shortcuts.. ... ...Very interesting show ...ASATeam..Great Going!!!
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poo_s 8 years ago loving DC..hope to read some more articles on apu
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rekha02 8 years ago I think they are showing the fiction part right now in ASA. DC a bit emotional?
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swethasyam08 8 years ago thanks for sharing the article. Apurva is a talented actor and i have seen him taking challenging and rocking roles till date. He is wonderful as DC.
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shanaya28 8 years ago Apu is one talented actor and is breathing life to the character of DC in ASA.. this risk taken will pay off in the future..All the very best Apu and keep rocking as DC.Dev Chopra..
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jyothi_cool 8 years ago I love this guy as an actor he is the guy who can play any character with ease
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poo_s 8 years ago hello it was ARMAAN SURI not AM

thanks for the article
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