He started off his career as the quintessential chocolate boy of television but actor Rajeev Khandelwal says he wants to associate himself with issues that lead to some change in the society. The 36-year-old actor, who made his foray into Bollywood with Raj Kumar Gupta's 'Aamir', said he would even like to direct human interest stories.
“I never thought about image building when I started my career with 'Kahin to Hoga'. But after sometime, I thought this is not the thing which I am looking forward to my life. When I acted in 'Aamir' my director (Raj Kumar Gupta) made me aware of some harsh realities of life which every human being is connected with. As human interest issues excite me, I would like to direct a film too that will have some connect with the topic,” said Khandelwal.
He will again be the part of controversial series 'Sach Ka Saamna'- an Indian adaptation of US game show 'The Moment of Truth'- that will take up the battle against corruption in its second season. “We never thought that the show will raise so many controversies. Rather, we thought it's a nice concept. The show didn't work because of the controversy rather it worked because we showed the realities which we tend to neglect. Everything in the show is real and not scripted,” said the actor.
Asked what he enjoys more -- acting or hosting shows, Khandelwal said, “I get nervous everyday when I host this show. Films are easier because you have the script with you but while hosting a show you need to be balanced in your approach. Sitting on the hot seat you can't be extra friendly or rude with your contestants.”