Ashish Sharma started his career with the film Love, Sex Aur Dhoka, and
then entered television. The Jaipur boy was recently in town for the
Times Food and Nightlife Awards, where he spoke about what he's doing
these days, which includes scriptwriting for films.
Excerpts from the chat:
I feel refreshed after my break
After a break of almost three months, the actor is set to return to TV
with a chat show. Last year, he won the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaaand was the lead of the daily soap Rangrasiya. In his upcoming show Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi Zindagi,
he will be seen playing an RJ, who interacts with achievers from
different fields. He told us, "I have done a variety of roles, and
uniqueness of work is something that attracts me. I can't keep doing
daily soaps where male actors hardly have any scope. My last two shows
ended almost at the same time. I took a break for almost three months
and now I am completely fresh. This new show is a chat show that deals
with social issues.
I have stopped cribbing
he actor says that the medium doesn't matter to him, and acting in both
films and television is the same. He said, "I have grown up enormously
since I ventured into the glam world, but the latest show has made me
more mature as a human being. I have stopped cribbing about life and its
problems. I feel that I have become more responsible after listening to
the struggles and hardships of these people. If I look at them, I find
myself better off. By the end of every episode, I was completely drained
after hearing these stories. Every episode left me crying."
Scriptwriting with my wife
Ashish is also currently writing the scripts of two films with his wife
Archana. He said, "I want to explore, as a person and as a
professional. As of now, I am writing scripts for two films. This is
something that I always wanted to do. Finally, I have got the time and
opportunity to do that."
So agree with Ruchi. The present TV toppers are not even worth a second look. The shows nowadays not even a storyline. Every show is now having leaps. Saas bahu are still dominating. In Ekta's shows the vamps are conspiring. Some shows are propagating nonsense stuff like atma, nagin, and God knows what else they will do. And a particular set of people enjoy this stuff. Such a pathetic state the Television is at right now. Something is badly needed to revamp this entire concept of TV shows.
Now the question is who to blame - the channel who show such shows, the PHs who produce such shows or the people who watch such shows. It is vicious cycle which needs to break soon.
The loss is everybody's but mostly ours because we are losing talent such as Ashish and Sanaya. Atleast Ashish is taking a different path and trying hand at non-fiction shows and story writing. But doesn't he deserve much better and we too. The actor has so much potential. They could give any bollywood actor a run for their money. It is such a sad state that they cannot do what they want or do what they were born to do just because of a bunch of people who doesn't understand talent and creativity.
Presently nothing on TV that is worth watching. How long this Sanaya drought is going to be there don't know. There is not even a rumor. This is the longish break that she has taken. Atleast hope to see her in JDJ this year.
Thanks Jo...less said about the state of our trp topper shows , the better...they suck big time & I think it's the people who are to be blamed because when a show like RR is aired & it fails to get recognisation then what can the makers do...
I am happy that we will get to see Ashish but sad at the same time that it wouldn't be in a fiction ...but chalo atleast something is better than nothing ...looks like my sanyas from Hindi t.v. is about to be lifted with this talk show...
"I can't keep doing
daily soaps where male actors hardly have any scope."
This single line is bitter truth of today's Indian Tele. If,you want to work on TRP gainer shows,be ready for perform as talking Furniture,who can move widout any support but,can't do anything widout women's Gang approval.
Don't want to take any particular show name because,conditions is almost same in all TRP holders show. 2-3 shows are portraying Male Characters as Lead but,what are they doing there? they know better because,I didn't find any novelty or surprising in their characters.
Situation will be same If,we didn't change this crap TRP system.We (most viewers) are just like puppet,in front of those 8,000 families who are deciding INDIAN's CHOICE. We have no choice because,we have no any contribution in TRP measurement whatever,Our DTH co. is fully aware wid our choice.
I really miss Ashish n Sanaya's on-screen appearance but,same time I am happy that they are not part of these kind of TRP holders shows. They erased the all differences between 'Fiction' n 'Stupidity'.
We should be Thankful to God that,our favorites is not part of these 'stupidity'. It would be really painful to see Sanaya to perform as Gopi Bahu or Akshara type characters or Ashish as Ahem Dhikra or Naitik/Munna. (No Offense,Characters name used just for character symbol)