Anchoring gives you a break from serials, says Arjun Bijlani

MUMBAI: Many actors enjoy a big fan following on social media and look forward to interacting with their fans. Some actors have taken their interaction to another level by launching their own app. Arjun Bijlani is the latest celebrity to join the bandwagon.

“I wanted a better connect with my fans, which is why an app seemed apt. Other than social media handles, this is a great way to give fans something more. Not only will my fans have first-hand access to my life, but also information about what’s new with me, and a chance to meet me via contests on the app,” he says.

Currently busy with his daily show, Arjun is also hosting a dance reality show judged by Madhuri Dixit Nene. He is excited about this “new role” as it allows him to show the world his real self.

He says, “Hosting is a lot of fun. I have hosted many stage shows and even a reality show Road Dairies. I have been part of fiction shows which need 28 days a month. So, I didn’t have time to host more shows. I love hosting as you are not playing a character and the audiences get to know you better. Anchoring gives you a break from serials and as I am a people person, I like interacting with contestants.”

Shooting for both his shows simultaneously has been taking a toll on Arjun. “The first three days of shooting both shows back-to-back was a bit difficult. I almost lost my voice. It was quite hectic but I hope we get into a smooth rhythm soon,” he says.

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He will be shooting for the reality show until September and that’s why he will not be accompanying his family for their summer vacation. Arjun elaborates, “I plan to take a short trip after September with them but for now they will enjoy a 10-day trip to Europe. I will miss them a lot.”