Actor Apurva Agnihotri, who is currently seen in Aasman Se Aagey, a fiction show pitched as the ‘reality behind reality TV’ is itching to get back into films. The actor, who made his film debut with Pardes is currently working on some scripts. “I want make a comeback to films as a writer-director,” he informs.
In the meantime, the actor is enjoying his stint as a TV producer-director. No, he hasn’t turned a producer, he is only playing one in the serial based on a dance reality show. Having pariticipated in a dance reality show Nach Baliye, Apurva is well aware of the goings-on. When asked if Aasman Se Aagey will dish out some shocking truths, Apurva diplomatically says, “That is a thin line we are walking and I must say it is brave on the part of the channel to come up with this kind of a show. Not everything is rigged in a reality show, but yes there will be a little bit of truth in the serial.” For instance, there will be a track where DC, the character he plays, chooses a contestant Meenakshi hailing from a poor background, not only because she’s a good dancer but because her background will help gain sympathy and translate into better TRPs.
Apurva, who was on an self-imposed break of a year before taking up the show - he was last seen in Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai - feels that unlike films, television is not evolved. “The regressive shows still rule the roost,” he rues adding that he stayed away from serials because nothing excited him. “All the big shows that you are seeing right now have been offered to me,” boasts the actor who spends six-eight months in a year, travelling with wife and actor Shilpa Saklani.