Kabir Sadanand to return to TV, this time as a producer


Mumbai, Dec. 9 -- Director Kabir Sadanand, whose movie Fugly came out earlier this year, is going back to "where it all started - television", albeit for now just as a producer.

"Yes, it's fun to be back on the tube. In fact, my TV connect was always intact. After all, it started here. Films happened because of television. In fact, all of us, Anurag Kashyap, Aanand L Rai and Imtiaz Ali, we all were here first," says Kabir, who became a popular face thanks to the TV show, Family No 1.

A lot has changed since then. "The expanse and reach of TV has grown multi-fold. The watching preferences of the audiences have changed too, and there is so much content," he says. However, the actor rues that storytelling has taken a backseat. "The characters don't get developed too well at times. Actors aren't putting as much effort into their characters, and maybe it's not so much their fault; it's the writers and makers who need to work on that. Right now, music and cameras do all the acting."

Talking about his series, he says, "Our show is about a bunch of friends who get kidnapped. You know, our true character come to fore in adverse times. That's when you know who your true friends are. That's what our show is about."

And since the Tum Milo Toh Sahi (2010) director is a Delhi University graduate himself, the characters are also seen studying at his alma mater, although "the major portions were shot in Rohtang Pass, where the friends go on a trip," he says.