With desi channels adapting international shows like “Who Desires to Be A Millionaire” and “Got Talent”, fans in India are very utilized to stars like Amitabh Bachchan or Madhuri Dixit popping up on Television screens as hosts or judges. But will Bollywood biggies ever take up acting in fiction series seriously?
Hindi film stars have usually steered clear from the little screen. Very in contrast to their Hollywood counterparts, who’ve taken towards the little screen inside a fairly large way and happily function in sitcoms as well.
Julia Roberts, who will probably be observed in Television series “The Regular Heart”, will be the most current case in point. Other well-liked Hollywood A-listers like Ashton Kutcher and Charlie Sheen had been observed within the sitcom “Two-And-A-Half-Men”. And “Grey’s Anatomy” attributes Katherine Heigl.
But Indian Television screens have mainly been devoid of such participation from recognized cine-stars.
There happen to be some exceptions obviously. In 1998, Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah played the lead roles within the effective serials “Kakaji Kahin” and “Mirza Ghalib”, respectively, for Doordarshan.
Bollywood’s Dreamgirl Hema Malini did the effective dance-based show “Nupur” within the 1990s. But following that there was a lull.
In early 2000, Hema and Karisma Kapoor attempted to revive the trend with “Kamini Damini” (2004) and “Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny” (2003), which also featured Arshad Warsi and Sanjay Suri, respectively. But their efforts failed to yield the desired outcomes.
When the Karisma-starrer went off air following a couple of months, Hema’s show couldn’t replicate the good results story of “Nupur”.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who took a large leap from Television to films, raised hopes of a turnaround in that trend when he expressed a want to return to his roots.
“I had a discussion with late Mukul Anandji and because then we’ve been thinking that all of the large stars of Bollywood ought to come with each other and make a Television series.
“It will probably be fascinating if Bollywood individuals would come with each other and make a 10-part or 12-part series, just like ‘Buniyaad’ and ‘Hum Log’… I’m open to performing it if there’s a great story to entertain the audience,” he told reporters lately.
Apart from Shah Rukh, actors who’ve produced a transition from Television soaps to films consist of Irrfan, Vidya Balan and R. Madhavan.
Salman Khan feels that tv is as well a lot of difficult function. “Reality shows are about 1 season, but whenever you do a serial you’re stuck in it for ten -15 years,” Salman told IANS.
Aruna Irani, who’s recognized for her dance numbers and character roles in films and has also been very active on the little screen, tries to analyse why Bollywood actors haven’t taken to fiction shows on Television.
“Silver screen is silver screen. Television serials are regarded as a step down as in comparison to films. Individuals have usually regarded as it much less than a film,” Aruna, who continues her association with Television via “Parichay-Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka”, told IANS.
An additional hurdle is the fact that cash and fame are shortlived on Television, says film critic Vikas Mohan.
“There is much more cash and fame on silver screen. With tv, fame is restricted till the show is on air. As soon as the show is more than, nobody remembers the artists. So, (film) artists favor to help keep themselves connected only towards the large screen,” he stated.
Time constraint also stops stars from taking up soaps, adds Samir Soni, who has lengthy balanced Television and film roles.
“Actors in films do not wish to take that time off. They are able to do hosting, but to get a every day soap you need to make a conscious commitment. In films, the gestation period is so long… It might take a year to come,” he added.
If Samir did films like “Lajja”, “Fashion” and “I Hate Luv Stories”, he also featured in every day soaps like “Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi” and is presently observed in “Parichay-Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka”. – IANS