Asked why he didn't act in TV shows for all these years, he said, "I was not interested in TV. I did 'Heena' when I was 18 and it ran for five years. 'Heena' had the highest TRPs back then."

"After that, the progression to films was natural for me. I'd rather produce television and make some money than do some stupid films."Despite the success 'Heena', Rahul disappeared from the small screen for 10 years. He went on to try his luck in films but was not offered roles which he liked.

"I'd never thought I'll take such a long break. My film 'Nayee Padosan' did fairly well, but after that I was offered films which didn't appeal to me. The time was wrong, cinematically speaking. "I was not ready to do silly movies with mediocre directors, nor did I want to work in TV serials. So, I thought I'll wait for the right time till good roles, big offers come my way ... now my time has come. It came a bit late, but it did."

Rahul was recently seen in Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly'.


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