In reality they enjoy what comes their way

In reality they enjoy what comes their way

His point of view is very different from mine. I am more serious and proper while he brings in the fun element. In a way both of us together strike an equilibrium,” says Tanaaz Irani about husband Bakhtiyar Irani.

As they make their comeback on small screen, Metrolife gets up close and personal with the celebrity couple.

In Delhi recently to announce their new innings, the two looked joyful as ever and why not as they are getting to work together.

“We have been together on reality shows, but this time it is a non-fictional show. I took it up because of Hats-Off Productions which is known for comedy,” says Tanaaz as Bakhtiyar Irani adds, “JD Majethia (director) and Aatish Kapadia (writer) are the ones who launched me so anytime they ask me to come on board, I agree."

All set to be part of the first alien comedy series Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai on SAB TV, both feel that it is “bizzare” for people to think that they had settled in Dubai when they were only setting up their dance school there. 

“Since we did not take any offers during that time, it could have been one of the reasons behind this rumour,” Tanaaz clarifies as Bakhtiyar informs, “There is this other rumour about me not wanting to do daily soaps. I would love to do daily soaps but I haven't been offered any which has good money, because you never know when the channel pulls them off air. Moreover, where is the scope of performance in these daily shows. Today, actors for films are picked up from reality shows. How else did Siddharth Shukla get a break in Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania? Karan Johar saw him in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and not Balika Vadhu,” says the actor who is upfront about the present state of reality shows.

“When we participated in Nach Baliye 2, we meant serious business. Today people who can’t move a leg are anchoring dance reality shows and TV celebs are dancing in them for fun,” he adds.

Tanaaz on the other hand feels satisfied about having seen both the old world charm of TV, as well as the contemporary change, in a career spanning 21 years. She says, “Friendships were genuine in those days. We did hardwork from 9 to 10 then as well. Though the industry today is much more systematic, I tell Bakhtiyar that he has missed out working in the golden era.”   

Having been with each other and graduating from husband and wife to parents, the two feel elated that still they are getting to play characters which have been sketched for them. But even on the sets they have continue their daily banter.

Bakhtiyar shares, “Whenever I ask Tanaaz to put her phone away in the middle of the script reading sessions, she asks me to shut up. So when she asks me when did I learn my dance move before her, I ask her to mind her own business,” and both end up laughing looking at each other with a sense of love and commitment.   

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