The talented actor talks about his real life character, new game show, married life and his plans for the future
We’ve always seen Jay Soni as the silent, shy and the sanskari boy, but the real dude is poles apart from his reel characters. Jay knows how to keep his audience hooked with his antics and one-liners. Well he had us in splits. The actor talks about his new show Dil Hai Chotasa Choti Si Asha and more. Check out these interesting excerpt of the interview…
Everyone is super excited to see Ragini Khanna and you back together after Sasural Genda Phool, what was your first reaction when you came to know?
My first reaction was like ‘Ooo’. I started getting messages on Facebook and Twitter thanking me for coming back with Ragini. So more than me, I was happy for my fans. I am still reading messages from them about how this news has made their day. So, yes, I am happy that I made my fans happy.
We’ve seen you as a shy and sanskari boy onscreen. What is the real Jay like?
I am a brat and a prankster. I am a fun loving person and I am happy almost all the time.
So will we be seeing these elements of you in Dil Hai Chotasa Choti Si Asha?
It has to come out eventually. I know I am going to have a good time on the show. I do not know how much of our craziness will the editors keep in the show, but am sure everyone will love it.
What made you pick hosting a game show rather than a daily soap?
Honestly, I left my honeymoon trip; I just came day before. I have had to refuse so many shows during this while because my honeymoon trip was planned for the same dates a year ago. Non-fiction, especially hosting shows is something I love to do. Hosting is always fun, in addition to that Ragini was there, so I didn’t see a reason not to do it.
So where did you go for your honeymoon?
I went for a Europe tour, specifically Spain.
How is married life treating you?
I don’t feel married at all. My wife and I are best of friends. It doesn’t feel like a marriage honestly.
Are you planning to come back with any fiction show soon?
Well honestly, if something exciting comes my way I will do it. My weakness is good scripts. If something creatively satisfies me, I will do it. I had read a few scripts before leaving for my honeymoon, but they all wanted to shoot immediately. Since I had already planned this trip long back, I was not going to cancel.
So what was your wife’s reaction when she learnt about Ragini and you coming back together for a show?
She knows that hosting is something I’d enjoy doing and she’s happy for me.