I’ve never entered the rat race on television: Ronit Bose Roy


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  • “Thanks for the picture,” he added

Ronit Bose Roy was one of the biggest names on TV, but the actor says that in his career spanning more than two decades, he hasn’t endured the pressures of TRPs, nor has he felt insecure when his contemporaries have done well.

Roy first broke through as Rishabh Bajaj in “Kasautii Zindagii Kay” in 2002 and solidified his position as one of the most sought after stars with “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” where he played Mihir Virani.

The actor continued his TV work with hit shows like “Bandini” and “Adaalat”, which spanned two seasons.

In an interview with PTI, Roy said he has never fallen into the numbers trap on TV.

“I have never been part of the rat race. The numbers are not my domain, when the TRPs are low I can’t help it, when they are high I enjoy the moment. I never took that pressure So if anyone otherwise is number one, it doesn’t make me unhappy, there’s no uncertainty.

“I’ll really call that person and congratulate him. I’m genuinely happy when others succeed. If I drop to number three or five, that’s totally fine. In the end, numbers don’t really matter. Today you’re ahead, tomorrow you’re behind , then you’ll be back. It’s foolish anyway,” he said.

The 56-year-old actor said it was early in his career during “Kasautii Zindagii Kay” when he realized that the only way to impress in the industry was to stick with a good job.

Roy said at the time that he would follow what his admirers would say about his performance on his Facebook page, take feedback and gauge what they wanted.

“There is a bond between an actor and your fans, who truly love you. If you give them medical work, they won’t love you. They don’t even like the biggest superstars when they do bad work. They give you their everything, so there’s a lot of responsibility that you have to deliver as an actor.

“There have been times when I got really good money for something, but I didn’t do it because I knew it’s not exceptional work and if it comes out, my audience would be disappointed. I can’t do that.” he added.

The actor is now returning to TV more than five years after his last show “Adaalat” with his latest Colors family drama “Swaran Ghar”. The show, which airs from February 28, is alongside Sangita Ghosh and Ajay Singh Chaudhary.

Set in Chandigarh, Swaran Ghar tells the life of a middle-aged woman, Swaran (Ghosh) and her husband Kanwaljeet (Roy), whose lives are ruined when they are abandoned by their children.

Roy said the show was one of those “rare” scripts that moved him.

“Honestly, there are a lot of crap scripts going around. Almost every time I hear a narration or read scripts, my response is, ‘No, give me something better.’ Then there are those people I call ‘coincidence takers’.” — just because they haven’t heard from an actor in a long time, they feel like he’s not doing anything.

“They don’t see you in the role, they just want a name. But this show moved me emotionally. The character I’m playing here is of a man I’d like to look like. I saw tremendous potential in the show and the man I play. It’s something we haven’t seen on TV,” he added.

The show is produced by actors Sargun Mehta and Ravi Dubey.


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