‘I didn’t want to be part of saas-bahu dramas’

Debarati Palit Singh
Monday, 9 April 2018

Siddharth Bhardwaj, who will enter Discovery JEET’s Shaadi Jasoos, says that he is happy that he has worked in both the genres, fiction and non-fiction, and can blend into both

After being a part of several non-fiction shows like MTV Splitsvilla, Bigg Boss season 5 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi season 6, Siddharth Bhardwaj is set to make his debut in the fiction genre with Discovery JEET’s Shaadi Jasoos. The actor says that the show has an interesting concept. 

“It’s about young people who are detectives. They are hired by families of grooms and brides to investigate the people whom they are getting married to,” says Siddharth adding that his character is interesting. “I was offered another character, but I chose this one. I play a modern day boy, but connected to his roots. He speaks Haryanvi and brings comic relief to the show,” adds the actor.

The show is being produced by DJ’s — A Creative Unit (Tony and Deeya Singh).  Siddharth says, “It was lovely working with them because they know their work. Deeya ma’am is creatively blessed  and Tony is blessed with technical knowledge. They have great experience about how the business works and are emotionally attached to their projects.” 

But it has taken Siddharth many years to make the shift from non-fiction to fiction. “That’s because, I didn’t like the content that was aired on television. I didn’t want to be a part of the saas-bahu dramas. I do not want to be a part of shows I don’t believe in. But I am being offered exciting concepts and I am also getting to work on one of the biggest web series. These are the kind of shows I believe in,” he replies. 

When asked what is the difference between the two genres, Siddharth says, “I have noticed that you need to be real in non-fiction shows but you end up acting. And when you are needed to act in fiction, you don’t (laughs). Also, the style of shooting is different. The technicians are used to respective styles. I am happy that I have worked in both the genres and I can blend into both.”

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