Aarya Babbar: Television is bigger than films now

Actor Aarya Babbar says television is bigger than films now as the content on the small screen is growing and it connects to large number of viewers on a daily basis.

Arya Babbar
Aarya Babbar

"Television is bigger than films now, it reaches a larger set of audience on a daily basis. Content on TV is also going international, but I still feel we are rooted with Indian soaps and mytho's as they are the pillars of Indian television and it is because of their ratings that we are growing," Aarya told PTI.

"Television is a fast medium and channels demand actors who can deliver quality work with speed. I feel humbled and blessed to connect to my fans through such varied roles on TV now," he said.

Aarya, son of actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar, has done a mythological show "Hanuman" and was recently seen in an episode of a horror show "Darr Sabko Lagta Hai", hosted by Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu.

"Acting is my profession so it doesn't matters to me whether it is a mytho show, reality show or a horror show. One should have the intelligence to play the character," the 34-year-old actor opined.

"I was very keen on taking up the project. Shooting for "Darr Sabko Lagta Hai" was very exciting... Its an opportunity to be part of a horror series for the very first time. I do believe in supernatural. In real life I am afraid of ghosts," Aarya added.

In the episode, Aarya plays the role of a psychiatrist, Doctor Ashwin Sood. He will be working in an asylum, and evaluating a court case involving a psycho patient who is admitted to cell number 13. Eerie happenings in the cell lead to haunted nights where the patient encounters a woman's ghost.

Meanwhile, Aarya has two films in his kitty - "Chalk and Duster" and a Punjabi film.

"'Chalk and Duster' is releasing on the 15th of January where I play the main negative role. The movie also stars Shabana Azmi, Juhi Chawla and Jackie Shroff. My next project is a Punjabi film," he added.

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