After entertaining on celluloid for years, Satish Kaushik is raring to do something meaningful on small screen, much like his colleague and friend Anil Kapoor. The ‘jhakaas’ actor Anil Kapoor set a new benchmark with his finite series ‘24’. Satish is also all geared up to be seen in the forthcoming show ‘Sumit Sambhal Lega’, an adaptation of US series ‘Everybody loves Raymond’, which is also a finite series.
“Not just me, in fact a lot of people are inspired by Anil. Anil’s 24 opened doors to a new vista and how finite series can be done. That even finite series can work wonders on TV. And because of that lot of channels are actually contemplating to make finite series. I think ‘Sumit Sambhal Lega’ will also be popular like Anil’s 24, because it touches the emotional chord of Indian men too for the very first time,” says Satish.
Satish also sings praises with the way TV is growing by the day and the number of stars flocking towards it. He says, “TV is growing. Already, so many stars are present on so many reality shows. And definitely in coming days you will witness more fiction stories, fiction shows and finite series happening, much like we saw in America. Everything that is happening on TV is grand, something that you can’t even afford on big screen now-a-days.”
However, he begs to differ that small screen has surpassed the silver screen charm. “Cinema cannot be surpassed because it has magical appeal. Having said that, in terms of entertainment and family viewing, TV has grown by leaps and bounds definitely.”
Probe him if doing TV is enticing because it’s way more lucrative than films, “Yes it is very lucrative but it requires a lot of time. TV is blooming and bringing in lot of money and like films, small screen has become a big platform. But it demands lot of hard work and energy. Yes money is there but at the end of the day you have to do work according to your choice.
Quiz him which medium stands to be creatively more satisfying and Satish choses films over TV. “Creatively films are more satisfying. But good things are happening with TV also now. It is at par with films. There is professional approach in TV also,” says Satish on a parting note.