Shardul Pandit who has had a dream debut playing the multi-shaded character of Maulik in Imagine and Balaji Telefilms' Bandini is a happy man today, as he has had a tremendous learning curve as an actor, being with seniors like Rasika Joshi and Ronit Roy.
Shardul who started his career as a Radio Jockey with Radio Mirchi years back, will now be seen anchoring the unique chat show on Zee TV, Ghar Ghar Mein.
According to our source, "Ghar Ghar Mein which is presently being hosted by Manish Paul and Vipul Roy will have a new host in Shardul. The actor will be replacing Manish Paul as host, while Vipul will continue to be the co-host on the show".
Shardul confirmed the news to TellyBuzz saying, "Yes, I got this offer directly from Zee TV, and this is a fantastic opportunity considering that I have had a past as a RJ. In fact, I had this offer in hand even before it was narrated to me that Maulik's character was to die in Bandini".
Shardul has started shooting for Ghar Ghar Mein from today, and the episodes with him as host will be on air from the third week of July.
Elaborating more on what he wants to do on television, Shardul quips "After playing such a character as Maulik, I do not want to be slotted in the industry as a guy who can do well only with negative roles. I would love to play a romantic role as this was one thing that I did not do being Maulik (smiles). I have not come to television to make money, my intention is to act well and get appreciated for whatever I do".
Shardul also expressed that he would love to anchor a reality show in the long run.
The actor is all praise for his co-actors Rasika Joshi who plays his mother Tarulata in the show and Ronit Da of course!! "It was a privilege to work with such experienced and senior actors. They have a selfless attitude, and took me under their wings and taught me everything about acting. Without their help, I could not have done certain critical scenes; I would have rather ended up hamming or would have looked as a bad actor".
Last but not the least, Shardul thanks his fans for understanding the unpredictable character of Maulik and for appreciating his acting even though it was negative. "I am getting into anchoring now, and will be seen hosting Ghar Ghar Mein. This adds to my profile and I would want my fans to love me in this role also".
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh