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Rajeev Khandelwal and Aamna Shariff rose to fame as Sujal and Kashish But the relationship ended soon, as they quit television to pursue. Usually an extremely private person (he never confessed that he and ex- girlfriend Aamna Sharif were even going around), Rajeev goes on to. Now, after the release of his first film, Aamir, the perceptions have changed dramatically. Rajeev Khandelwal in a one-on-one with Vajir Singh.
The show is getting a lot of response, more than what I had expected. I did not know that such a large audience is watching shows online.
After season one, I realised how many people watched it and felt that my decision was truly a right one. What different shades of Dr Naushad Rizvi will we get to see from now on in the series? When you see it, you'll feel the natural progression in the lives of the characters. Like all the questions that were unanswered will get clearer.
No one knew the back story of Dr Naushad and wondered why he was like that and what made him the man he comes across as. It was an unanswered question. There is going to be a progression in the tales of all the protagonists.
Haq Se was shot from start to finish like a film.
It is not like we saw the success of season one and extended it. It is just that the makers decided to release it at different times. How creatively satisfying was this project? I was a wonderful experience. Ken Ghosh, our director gave it a lot more than I expected. As an actor, you always wish your project shapes up in a certain way. You always feel it could be better. Ken took it at a level, which was way above my expectations.
Haq Se was a web-series but nowhere did the makers cut corners. I was mounted like a film, bigger than the film projects I worked on and the budgets were high. We shot in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh and other scenic spots. Ken gave the show close to ten months. He took time to get every character and nuance right. How was it like working with Surveen Chawla? Surveen is a fab person.
Both of us do not need to fake before one another. I can be totally myself before her. I do not meet very often post shoot but every time we speak on the phone or text, we take off from where we left with our interaction in Manali. I feel our friendship will continue for many more years. You had a great debut with Aamir but your Bollywood career post that was somewhat bumpy. In retrospect, do you feel you could have done something better? They will also be close to my heart.
They were all interesting projects. I'm happy that I am the only who did films, TV and web with successful projects in all the mediums.
I was also a host. Very few have a career like this. I have done six to seven films with a success rate of 50 per cent. Yes, while Shaitaan and Table No 21 worked, Fever did not. There are many others with a lesser success rate but they are in the news with lot of PR activities, being in the news for their party appearances or magazine spreads. Social media is a such a huge platform but you seem to be very inactive on it when others are using it to the maximum It is different to be active and to be a salve.
I don't feel the need in the morning to reach out to people telling the world what I am doing. My priority is me.
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I guess I just didn't have the patience discipline or dedication. Today when I look back on those days I feel I was such an amateur. My odd short-films were a jumble of images. Then I turned into producer. So this was a period of turmoil? It was a learning experience.Aamna Shariff Talking About Rajeev on Perde Ke Pechey
I had no friends or finances. I had to make money. I did auditions for commercials. After a couple of months I did my first ad. My ads were recognized, not me. I'm not being modest. Do you feel isolated because of your sudden success on television?
I don't believe in the media hype, negative or positive, about me. An actor keeps struggling all his life. My first big break Kahiin To Hoga was a turning point in my life.
I auditioned for Sujal's role in Delhi along with other hopefuls. You became more popular than the soap? I can't comment on that.
But even after I quit the show I'm known as Sujal. The women continue to think of me as Sujal. I respect their feelings. Your fan following is unprecedented. It is very humbling. When I went to Gauwhati for a show a year old lady was screaming 'Sujal', she held a hand-stitched pull-over with Sujal written on it. I asked her how she knew she'd one day run into me a pullover can't be knitted overnight. She said she knew.
Another lady called me from Goa telling me she prays for me each time she goes to the church. I wonder what I've done to deserve this kind of love! It makes me feel very obligated.
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I can't enjoy this popularity without giving back to the audience the love they give me. I can't make one wrong move. I won't do any old serial that comes my way.
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You've a reputation for being high-handed. I don't know why. Those who know me don't despise me. Probably these rumours have to do with the insecurities of the rumour-mongers. They've nothing to do with me. I don't care about such allegations.
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If the spotboys feel I'm not a good humanbeing then it'd be time for me to go for a reality check. Otherwise I don't care what's written about me. Did your break with Ekta Kapoor affect your career? We both know what happened. It was a mutual decision for me to move on. Her ideas on how to play Sujal didn't jell with me.
The actor within me couldn't agree with the way she wanted the role to be played. I could've worked with Balajee for ten more years. But the liberties being taken with logistics in my characterization were unbearable.
I was being watched minutely by viewers. It was Sujal who became a rage, not Rajiv. The guy who's replaced you has no fan following. I don't know about that. I've stopped watching Kahiin To But when I'd go abroad as Sujal I'd be mobbed far more intensely than so many film stars.
Women threw jewellery at me. Did I've the right to enjoy Sujal's stardom when I was no longer enjoying playing him? But your post-Ekta sojourn Time Bomb hasn't worked? I won't be dishonest. I did my best on the serial. I can't comment on other departments of the serial. It did succeed in getting me out the chcocolate-box image which people thought was insurmountable.
I think Sujal cannot be forgotten. But Varun in Time Bomb wasn't rejected.