We are at the lowest point of TV content: Ronit Roy

By HT

Mumbai, Nov. 16 -- Ronit Roy has been one of the popular actors on Indian television for nearly 15 years now. Ever since he played Rishabh Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagi Kay in 2002, the actor has not looked back.

However, Ronit says he is saddened by the current state of Indian television. In a recent interview, he expressed concern about shows on TV today and how much the quality of content hurts him.

He says, "I have been on TV for the past two decades, and in this time, anyone in any line of work will expect some progressiveness. But somehow, we are going the opposite way. We are regressing. There are many reasons for that and it's no one's fault. It's a vicious cycle, and there is no one to blame. But we have to break the cycle sometime. We are at the lowest point of TV content right now. I think in the next year or so, we should be breaking out of the cycle, and we'll see a lot of good work, quality and money like never before. I see a bigger, brighter and better future for TV."

Ronit says he has many films lined up in 2017 - he has signed four other Hindi films and is in talks for a big Hollywood venture as well. "I would like to talk about these films once I start shooting for them," says the Udaan (2010) actor. This year, he shot with Hollywood actor Brendan Fraser for The Field as well as an Abbas-Mustan film in Georgia. He took his family to the country while he was shooting, as he thought of it as a "work and pleasure trip". "It [the shooting] was during my children's holidays, and I normally spend that time with them. I had already committed to this film, so we all went [to Georgia] together and had fun," Ronit says.