by Robin Bansal
Actor Rajeev Khandelwal has diverse plans for future
picture: Viral Bhayani
He is just one film old but actor Rajeev Khandelwal (pictured left), who won kudos for his performance in "Aamir", has already decided to don the director's hat in the future. Not just that, he says he would love to write his autobiography as well.
"I look at myself directing a film some day and telling a story. Direction will definitely happen in my career later with other aspects of filmmaking like acting," said Rajeev, who currently has four films in hand.
"My film would be a very human story...may be a love story that one can relate to but nothing else, as somehow I can't relate to supernaturals, etc. And I will write my film myself. That's for sure," Rajeev told IANS in an interview in New Delhi.
The actor has other plans for the future apart from directing.
"I do want to write a book some day. I would definitely want to write one after about 10 years or something, as I need to collect a little more experience. I would just want to write my journey in life," he said on the sidelines of the 11th annual Osian's Cinefan Film Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema.
Not many know that the 34-year-old is a prolific writer and maintains a blog too.
"As of now I just keep making notes in my personal diary and I just write my blog. But I do not use it to further my branding or as a tool for publicity.
"My blog is only for them who give me their time, love and affection. I deal with them as a friend and I address them also as my friends," he said.
Rajeev was last seen as the host of controversial game show "Saach Ka Saamna". In the show, contestants are asked personal questions and a polygraph machine decides if their answers are true or not. The programme has seen common people as well as celebrities participating.
Asked about hosting the show's second season, he said: "I have not been formally approached as of now. 'Saach Ka Saamna' ended on a high. So a channel would be hungry for sure because what a show does is your property on which you can capitalise.
"And if they approach me, I'll definitely give it a thought because I dared doing it right from the embryo stage and that's my baby. For me the show is all about goodness."
Rajeev started his career on the small screen with "Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat", but he rules out going back to doing television serials.
"Who would want to go back? Every actor should keep reinventing, be it any medium. It's all about increasing your own bandwidth and range," he said.
What about hosting shows on the small screen?
"If I am hosting a show it should be something like 'Saach Ka Saamna'; otherwise I'm not very comfortable hosting shows," he asserted.
Rajeev's future films include "Peter Gaya Kaam Se", "Return Gift", "Chenab Gandhi" and "Joker". And he says he sports different looks in all of them.
Indo-Asian News Service