Rohit Roy Will Revive ’90s Soap, Swabhimaan; Show Will Take A 20-Year Leap

Swabhimaan is set to return to TV screens, courtesy, Rohit Roy. The actor is trying to put the ’90s hit show together which will see a 20-year leap

3378 Reads |  

Rohit Roy Will Revive ’90s Soap, Swabhimaan; Show Will Take A 20-Year Leap

Rohit Roy is on a high. He has not only made his digital debut with Vikram Bhatt’s thriller, Memories, on Viu, but is also all set to revive Swabhimaan, the popular show that made him a household name in the '90s.

rohit roy in swabhimaan
Rohit Roy In Swabhimaan

In a chat with mid-day, he spoke about his plans and said, “Amit Khanna [producer] advised me to revisit the show, and I'm trying to put it together. It's a different storyline, with the original cast reprising their roles. We will have new actors playing our kids. The show will see a 20-year leap. I will be back as Rishabh Malhotra.”

Talking about his famous character and the impact it had, he said, “The show is now streaming on YouTube, and still has the same effect on viewers. What Shobhaa De wrote about me — 'the Prince of Housewives' — is making a comeback.”

rinku dhawan in swabhimaan
Rinku Dhawan In Swabhimaan

Rohit also spoke about Memories and why we waited for 20 years for working with Vikram Bhatt. To that he said, “We knew each other for long. When I was shooting for Swabhimaan [directed by Mahesh Bhatt], Vikram was working with Bhatt saab. His father Praveen Bhatt was the DoP of the show. However, when we tried collaborating, things didn't fall into place. But I am glad we've teamed up on something as special as Memories.”

He added, “Memories is a supernatural thriller. After watching the first episode, Ashutosh Rana said, 'It's a long shot to hold somebody's hand and slide into his memories, but you made it believable.' My character has a special power, but it is not in the space of a zombie.”

Back to reviving Swabhimaan, it will be interesting to see the show back on TV. Isn’t it?

Image Source: hindustantimes & hdwallapapers

They say the best things in life are free! India’s favourite music channels 9XM, 9X Jalwa, 9X Jhakaas & 9X Tashan are available Free-To-Air.  Make a request for these channels from your Cable, DTH or HITS operator.