Actor Puneet Issar is an absolute veteran where he has been a part of several films and TV shows over the years. In recent times though, he is most popularly remembered for his stint in Bigg Boss 8. Now he is all set to make a comeback to the small screen after this gap of six years with Colors’ Choti Sardarni.
That’s right. In fact, he is all set to join the cast of the show next week shooting in Delhi. Talking about it with ETimes TV, Issar said, “It’s an interesting character. I will be introduced as the hero’s (Avinesh Rekhi) Tayaji (paternal uncle) and will play the patriarch of the family. The character is of a robust and principled person. This is the brief I have been given so far. The makers will share a detailed sketch and graph with me by tomorrow. I am selective when it comes to taking up a TV show. The role has to excite and intrigue me.”
We are shooting in a deadly pandemic and many senior actors have not been shooting owing the risks involved. Issar being a 63 year old actor added, “I agree that we are fighting a deadlier second wave. But life must go on…work can’t stop. For me, age is just a number. I am physically fit and mentally strong. I approach work with a positive mindset. It’s not about young or senior artistes. One has to be careful, follow all precautionary measures, wash hands regularly, mask up and maintain social distancing. The unit of Choti Sarrdaarni is shooting in a bio-bubble, making the atmosphere on the set safer for those at work.”
Definitely his family would be scared about him going to back to work in these times, to which he said, “My wife, son and I are very particular about our health and diet. I work out for three hours every day. My son is into weight training and martial arts. In fact, my wife is the most disciplined in the house. They know I will be careful and are happy for me for taking up this opportunity. Ehtiyaat baratni hogi and it will be all good.”