While most of his contemporaries are grappling with the fact that opportunities for senior actors are slimming down on television, Kushal Punjabi who is seen playing the role of Shivji in Star Bharat’s popular show Kya Haal Mr. Paanchal is rather positive about the changing scenario.
The actor, who has returned to TV says, “I know that the roles for seasoned actors aren’t as good as before. In fact, there are not enough roles for senior actors. However, it’s a logical progression for young artistes to take charge as viewers want to watch fresh faces and the production houses and channels are complying with their demand. Unlike Bollywood, you can’t show a 45-year-old play a college student on TV. Also, young artistes are roped in on a much lower budget. The best way to stay in the reckoning is by staying fit; I have been following that mantra religiously and that’s the reason why even at my age, nobody offers me the role of a father.”
Kya Haal Mr. Paanchal is a laugh riot where a Saas is in search of a perfect bahu with five different qualities for her son. This is the first time that a saas will be troubled for being too demanding on Indian television. It’s a sitcom which conveys that sometimes wanting too much can lead to trouble and chaos in our lives. The show highlights the fact that greed for perfect qualities and faultlessness is bad and one should not have unrealistic expectations from their daughters-in-law.