Television made him a household name. Which is probably why Shaheer Sheikh is not ready to “abandon it” despite the lack of good content on TV. He hopes his latest outing, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi 3, will be a step in the right direction. As he reprises his much-loved character Dev in the third season, the actor discusses the appeal of the storyline, and his hopes of fronting a crime thriller.

The first season had 388 episodes, while the second was cut short with only 26 episodes. Does a show’s length bother you?

The current storyline follows a tried-and-tested trajectory — meeting, fights, love, separation, and then a baby. Do you feel Indian television is not exploring other stories?

Does the current content of Indian television bother you, especially shows that garner huge TRPs?

Do you have the creative freedom to comment on a track if it doesn’t align with your sensibilities?

You’ve aced the romantic hero and the family guy. What do you hope to explore next?

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Richa Sharma


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