Actor Rohit Roy has said that he has been getting offers to take part in reality TV show Bigg Boss right from the very first season. However, he said he prefers to be a viewer rather than being a contestant on the popular TV show.
The 48-year-old actor also said that he would make a very bad contestant if he takes part in Bigg Boss.
"From the inception of Bigg Boss, they have been calling me. And I am not cut out for it. I don't why they call me because I will be a very bad contestant," Rohit was quoted as saying by PTI.
"I know they have 38 cameras, I have "a life, family, a name. I am not going to chuck it all up to go to Bigg Boss. Although I find it very interesting to watch. There is a certain amount of voyeurism in all of us," he added.
Rohit Roy says once he was even very close to participate on the show but backed out at the last moment.
"I have been offered lots of money to appear on the show and there have been times when I've been swayed because I wanted to challenge myself, to see if I can live with barely known people and maintain calm, not burst out.”
"For that reason I came completely close to it, some 6-7 years ago. Now the time has gone, it is not happening."
The actor has done roles in popular series like 'Swabhimaan' and 'Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand'. He says he is open to doing more TV but feels he may not fit into the traditional space of family drama anymore.
"The question of picking the roles is important. I never fit into the Saas-bahu saga, or even a Baalika Vadhu. I would rather do something which is in sync with my thinking.”
"I have nothing against these shows, but just that I can't do them. Today I can't do a Swabhimaan again. I don't know if I'll be able to do a family drama but I'll definitely be doing TV," he said.
Action-thriller 'Kaabil', which features Hrithik Roshan as a blind man and Yami Gautam as his girlfriend, will see Rohit playing a negative role.
'Kaabil' is slated for a release on January 25.