Get smart with Ravi Dubey
The Woods caught up with the 34-year-old, who is very optimistic about the show. Launched on Monday, the show is telecast at 6.30pm from Mondays to Fridays. Excerpts:
The Woods: Please tell us about the show Sabse Smart Kaun…
Ravi: The show will have participants from all walks of life and economical strata. It is essentially about presence of mind and is not limited to general knowledge.
• Since you are the face of the show, do you feel the pressure of TRP?
• It is not my job to think about TRPs. My job is to do the best of the task that has been given to me — and that entails a warm interaction with whoever comes on my show.
• How will it help if the show is slotted in a space when people are either leaving office or travelling?
• You have to start somewhere and for me, this is a great start. I am personally very excited about the timing.
• All top TV actors are now moving away from fiction shows…
• I don’t know about others, but I am not running away from fiction. In fact, I am happy with what I have as I don’t want to engage in a long-term commitment.
• Your film 3Dev releases soon. Do you plan to shift to films?
• You don’t have to shift focus, you have to diversify. I will always be connected to television and have a deep gratitude for the medium. I am who I am because of TV.
• I did see the camradarie on the sets of 3Dev (co-starring Karan Singh Grover and Kunaal Roy Kapur).
• That happens only when you look beyond not-so healthy sentiments.
• So, are you spiritual?
• I am practising Buddhism for 15 years now. It has transformed my life.
• Salman Khan’s show (Dus ka Dum on air at 8.30pm on Monday-Tuesday from June 4) is bound to affect TRPs of other shows…
• How can I be compared to Salman Khan? It is like sooraj ko deepak dikhane wali baat. I have learnt from stalwarts such as Salman, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. When they bring somebody on stage, they make the moment about them and the warmth which they exude is amazing