Life’s come a full circle for TV star Shashank Vyas! The actor – who made a debut in 2010 with one of the leading shows on the small screen Balika Vadhu – completes a decade in the TV industry this year. And what’s made the celebration all the more special is the rerun of the show. “Yes, it was quite exciting to see that it’s being rerun on TV. All of us (the leading cast) spoke about it and it was amazing to revisit our happy and beautiful memories associated with the show. I grew and honed my acting skills, got the finer nuances with this show,” shares Shashank, who shot to instant fame with the show as Jagya aka Dr Jagdish Singh. The actor admits that he still gets referred by that name. “Yes, I do get called by that name and I love it. Playing Jagya was very special and it’ll always be close to my heart. In fact, my dad also loves the show and is enjoying watching it all over again,” adds Shashank.
Talking about matters close to heart, we ask the actor – who also has hit shows like Jaana Na Dil Se Door and Roop – Mard Ka Swaroop to his credit – about his relationship status. “Well, I look happy, don’t I? So, yes I’m single and loving it,” laughs Shashank. Point out that his boy-next-door personality had made him quite a favourite with the mothers who see in him a doting son-in-law and he confesses, “Well, it’s sweet of them and I feel blessed for all their love.” He adds, “I do have a lot of friends, but no, no girlfriend yet. What can I say, I get friend-zoned all the time,” smiles Shashank. As for whether he would prefer his wife to be from the industry or not, the actor says that he never says never to anything. “Life has a strange way of putting me in a situation where I’d said I would never do something and ended up doing just that. So, the one thing I’ve learnt is to never say ‘never’, especially in matters of the heart,” he says.
On the professional front, Shashank is upbeat about making his big Bollywood debut. The actor will be seen playing the male lead in Prem Soni’s comedy titled Laila Manju, for which he has even shot in London before the lockdown. “Yes, it’s a comedy and I’m very excited about it,” says the actor.