Charming, sweet and a romantic, Sharad Kelkar aka Dr Ashutosh talks about life on the sets, his wife Keerti and his plans for the future:
Why did you decide to take up Shaitaan — A criminal mind?
I find this particular genre very interesting. The narration is very different. I have hosted a family show and a musical programme before, so Shaitaan was a new opportunity.
How do you manage time for your shows and movie commitments?
Both Shaitaan and Kuch Toh Log Kahenge do not occupy much of my time. In addition to that, Rajan Shahi, the producer of Kuch Toh Log Kahenge is a dear friend, whom I have known for the last eight years. He is very sweet and cooperative. He adjusts the timings for me.
Are you doing any TV show with your wife Keerti?
Not in the near future. I have always wanted to work with her, but never really got the opportunity.
So, is Keerti planning to do any solo shows?
She is currently concentrating on her interior decorating. But if a good opportunity comes by, I am sure she will take it up.
You’ve been married for about eight years… do you plan to start a family?
We have tight schedules in the industry, and it is very tough to start a family. I have been busy for the last six years, and so was Keerti. Maybe by next year we might be ready. Until she is mentally ready for it, I would wait.
How do you keep the romance alive in your marriage ?
I don’t go out without her, be it parties, outings or anything. I try my level best to take her along, even on official trips. When you love someone, you automatically do these things for him or her.
What is the status of your movie with Sanjay Leela Bhansali?
The talks are still on. At present, they are shooting Ranveer Singh and Deepika’s part.