New Delhi, Nov 1 :
Actor Sandeep Baswana
popularly known as Sahil of " Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
", says that
the television industry is going through a bad phase, thanks to the
influx of new channels, which has increased competition and segregated
"Television is going through a tough time as none
of the shows are getting great TRPs. Competition is getting tough and it
is getting difficult to survive," Sandeep told IANS.
is not easy now, it has become important to keep offering something new
and if you fail, you can't survive in the industry.
joined 'Kyunki...', it had the highest TRPs and now if we even combine
the TRPs of all the serials, it would not match up with 'Kyunki...' at
that time. Audience is segregated as they have so many channels and so
many different shows to choose from," he added.
However, the 33-year-old is taking competition in a positive way.
is in a way good as people are working on different concepts, shooting
in different locations. There is a lot of experimentation happening on
TV right now," said Sandeep, who will be seen in Zee TV's new show
"Hitler Didi", which goes on air Nov 7.
Sandeep, who holds a MBA
degree, started his career with ad campaigns for products like Kwality
Walls, LG TV
and Britannia biscuit. He forayed into television with
Balaji's show "Kuchh Jhuki Si Palkein", but got his due with "Kyunki..."
His eight years in the TV industry has made him a better actor and also taught him to be patient.
I came, I didn't know much about acting...but you start learning as you
perform. After eight years, now I have understood what acting really
is. Now I am confident that I can play all type of characters. I have
grown as an actor gradually," he said.
"I never experienced lack
of work. Now I can choose what I want to do. Earlier, I used to do
whatever came my way. The industry has taught me to be patient....Be
ambitious, but at the same time you have to be patient. You also get
good money," he added.
The actor is upbeat about his role in the
new show, where he plays an elder brother of the protagonist, who is
lazy, jobless and wastes his time day-dreaming.
"This role is a
challenge for me as it is completely opposite of what I have played till
now. I have taken a risk, if it works out it's good for me," said