Actor Rajeev Khandelwal, who hosted the popular “Sach Ka Saamna” show, will now be seen playing a similar truth-and-lie game in the forthcoming film “Table No. 21”. He admits he got a taste of his own medicine.
“It was tough to sit on the seat. When I used to host that show, I always used to say that it is not easy to sit on that chair. It was my first-hand experience to sit on the chair and hats off to those who came on my show and sat in front of me and faced those questions,” the 37-year-old said here Thursday at the first look launch of the film.
The small screen’s heartthrob, thanks to his popular show “Kahiin Toh Hoga”, has mostly done off-beat films like “Aamir”, “Shaitaan” and “Soundtrack”.
“Table No. 21” also stars Paresh Rawal and Tena Desae and is slated for a Jan 4 release next year.
Only scripts with a soul and sensibility inspire him and good scripts make an actor’s job much easier, he said.
“‘Aamir’ was a wonderful script, so is this. So I like great scripts. I like scripts which have a soul, some kind of sensibility. An actor’s work becomes a lot easier if the script is good, you are not lost in the film…I also attempted ‘Will You Marry Me’, it didn’t work,” Rajeev said.
“But I think it’s more of the script. As Pareshji said, you’ll understand what the film is about after you see it. I am sure once you walk out of the cinema hall, you’ll say it was a good script and film,” he added.
Tina Desai at Table No 21 media meet
Paresh Rawal at Table No 21 media meet
Rajeev Khandelwal with Tina Desai
Tina Desa, Rajeev Khandelwal and Paresh Rawal