Courtesy : Hindustan Times
Actor, anchor and TV personality Shekhar Suman certainly needs no introduction when it comes to his body of work where the actor has now been a part of the industry for several years.
In a recent interview with Spotboye, Suman opened up on the rerun of Dekh Bhai Dekh, rising from his financial struggles and the loss of his son, Aayush. Firstly on Dekh Bhai Dekh rerun, he said, "It was an iconic show in all manners and I was elated when I came to know that it's being re-telecast. When Ramayan went on air, people were asking me on Twitter and calls that why not Dekh Bhai Dekh. In terms of recall value, Dekh Bhai Dekh is the first one to come in anyone’s mind in terms of sitcoms. I am more than happy with the fact that the current generation will get to watch it."
On one of the reasons he took up the show, he said, "I was going through a very rough patch in my life. My professional carrier was going down. In spite of doing so many films, there was really no good work coming my way. At the young age of 30, I was already a father of two kids and there was a family to look after. I was struggling for economic necessities and money was drying out. The future looked dim and honestly I didn't want to do television because it was not considered as a great thing for film stars to do. Then, Anand Mahendru called me to say that he was planning a serial which would be produced by Jaya Bachchan. When I heard her name and he asking me if I would be game to playing the main protagonist Sameer Diwan, I was very happy. But I was still hesitant if I should take up the serial- but since I was in need of money, I decided to give it a shot."
On losing his first son Aayush, Suman said, "This show is also close to me because my elder son Aayush had fallen terminally ill post which we lost him. And incidentally, his birth anniversary is tomorrow. I was absolutely in shambles and felt destroyed. I didn't want to act any further. But, as I said, I had very less money and the hospital bills were so high that I had no other option. Also, my younger son Adhyayan was just born around that time. It was really tough as despite going through a personal upheaval, I still had to make people laugh. I died a thousand deaths every time. Then there were times when Aayush used to feel very sad and I used to take him to Dekh Bhai Dekh sets. He used to watch his father act and laugh and clap. I even remember celebrating my 32nd birthday on the sets of DBD. I still have those pictures and videos with me. Those are very emotional moments for me."