Popular television actor, Siddharth Shukla has confirmed that he decided to quit Colors’ longest running show ‘Balika Vadhu’ to try his hand in Bollywood.
The actor who witnessed success in Bollywood with his first release last year ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, said he was not quitting television altogether.
Talking to India TV News, Shukla said, “I’m not (really) quitting the serial. My character Shiv has had his innings in the script. I therefore have no choice but to follow him out of the serial. But it’s certainly not as if I am abandoning the show to do films. I’ve always shown the highest regard for the television medium. Even when I was doing Karan Johar’s film, I continued to shoot for ‘Balika Vadhu’. So there is no question of my abandoning the serial.”
Shukla slammed reports that Colors had sacked after a recent run-in with the law for drink driving on New Years. Despite success with his first Bollywood film, Shukla said he had not signed any new films yet.
He added, “I’ve given two years of my life to ‘Balika Vadhu’. I’ve been shooting for the serial every day from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. It’s about time I had some ‘me-time’. I want to take a break, relax and enjoy the things that I have not been able to during the past few years,” he said.
Shukla has been with ‘Balika Vadhu’ for the past two years.