‘Small’ room to experiment

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 May 2018 10:37:41


Jay Bhanushali’s tryst with showbiz started with the small screen, and he is in no mood to ditch the industry for Bollywood. But Jay, who is willing to do an interesting fiction TV show, says it is easy to typecast and stereotype an actor on television.

He feels one can’t be experimental on the small screen.
“I would like to share that on TV you can’t be experimental because you get typecast after a point of time. I feel that TV is something which people watch every day, and if people see me portraying the same kind of role for a long time, they tend to stereotype the whole character,” Jay told IANS.

“They will not desire to see anything beyond that genre. So, I can’t challenge much on TV but you can certainly challenge yourself on web series and short films. It is undoubtedly very interesting to challenge yourself on different kind of characters and I would love to take up some new interesting projects where I can challenge myself,” he added.

Jay entered the small screen world with Dhoom Machaao Dhoom, but got his big ticket to fame as Neev Shergill in Ekta Kapoor’s Kayamath. Though he left the show soon after, Jay found acclaim with the role.

He then hosted Dance India Dance -- an association which he cherishes till date. Jay has also participated in reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Nach Baliye and Khatron Ke Khiladi. After finding a strong standing in the television industry, Jay found his way to Bollywood and made his debut with Hate Story 2 in 2014. He followed it up with Desi Kattey and Ek Paheli Leela.

Are you willing to do fiction TV again?
“Yes, I would love to do a fiction show because I believe that I have stepped into this industry as an actor. And every actor dreams of acting in romantic films or enacting a few dramatic or emotional sequences and so forth.
“Acting is my first love and definitely I would love to act in an interesting fiction show,” he said.