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    Ronit Roy, who is playing the ace defense lawyer KD Pathak in Sony Entertainment Television’s Adaalat (Contiloe Telefilms) with élan, is now awaiting the release of his upcoming film Shootout At Wadala.

    “Here, I play the assistant of Anil Kapoor who starts the encounter system which broke the back of organized crime syndicates in Mumbai. It is a fairly decently- sized role as well,” the actor quips. Ronit is a big fan of director Sanjay Gupta, “I know him for years and he is really good at his work,” he adds.

    Ronit who started his acting career as a failed film actor in Jan Tere Naam, later struck gold through television (Kasautii Zindagi Kay and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi) says
    that his 20-year long film career is finally beginning to take shape courtesy Udaan and Student Of The Year. “I have two more films in my kitty; one in which I play the main negative lead,” he adds.

    Ask him about changing equation between TV and cinema and he answers, “Although things are now changing and actors are dabbling across both media streams, yet, you can’t say that both have merged. Films have a much bigger canvas for which you get much more time to prepare. I am indeed lucky that Adaalat is shot like a film.” Ask him about recent reports that he had threatened to quit the above Contiloe produced show for money, and he hastens to add, “No, since my contract was up for renewal, I obviously asked for more money, but I never ever said that I will quit the show.”

    At this point, Ronit informs us that the entry of Anil Kapoor in TV fiction (24 on Colors) may have started a big churn in the way the small screen is conducted. “I have already been approached by channels for a few series based shows. If this fructifies, it would be very good for seasonal shows that give us much more time to work on our characters,” he observes.

    Ronit is not sure though if audiences are yet ready for seasonal shows. “But they will get used to be over the time and I am glad that the channels themselves are bringing about the change.”

    All the best, Ronit!!!



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