Actor Param Singh, whose last serial Ishk Par Zor Nahi was cancelled due to low ratings, said he was taken aback by the decision to stop the programme in the middle. “It’s a pity that good television concepts aren’t able to obtain a rating. The show was a hit online, but it didn’t fare well in the ratings. The irony is that show concepts that work on the big screen don’t work on the tiny screen. Only on television does the clichéd things work. The creators are attempting to resell what has been purchased. People who come up with genuine ideas and organic materials are not employed. According to programme ratings, the Indian television audience is still highly conservative “he declares.
He goes on to say, “I’m thrilled to be a member of Ishk Par Zor Nahi. I worked on the programme for eight months, and despite low ratings, we were given an extension, but then it abruptly ended. Of course, I was taken aback for a few days, but I quickly recovered. And I’m not a big fan of saas-bahu sagas. I selected this field since it is one that I enjoy. Money and celebrity have always been secondary to me. I enjoy being a part of great concerts. Even the concerts I’ve been a part of in the past have been rather unique. As an actor, I want to be pushed by the productions. I want to make wise decisions – sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail. I’m prepared to wait.”
The Mariam Khan: Reporting Live actor has a strict no bold scenes policy after doing them in one of his web ventures. “I’ll never make a programme with strong sequences,” she says. While working on the one I did, I was promised that the majority of it would be taken out, but that did not happen; people lie! I’m not going to make the mistake of doing personal sequences on a programme again. It’s fine to display intimate situations for two to three seconds, but not for more than a minute! I’m eternally bashful now since I was once bitten.
“Param was born in Kanpur, but his nanihaal lives in Lucknow.” My mother, grandmother, naniji, and cousins are still in Lucknow. I haven’t been there in a long time, but they continue to pay us visits in Mumbai. But I used to spend every summer and winter vacation in Lucknow. I recall the extremely tiny samosas I had only in Lucknow and which I still remember. Also, because I lived in Mumbai in the 1990s, power outages were unheard of, but whenever I visited Lucknow, I was subjected to regular power outages. “I remember going on numerous rickshaw trips with my cousins in Lucknow,” he says.