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`It feels great to be the man in woman`s world`

New Delhi: Actor Ronit Roy, one of the most popular faces on television, has no qualms about starring in women-centric shows and says he enjoys being the man in a world dominated by women.

Ronit, better known as Mihir Virani from `Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi` or Rishabh Bajaj from `Kasauti Zindagi Ke`, says he never felt overshadowed by the female protagonists.

"The serials I have acted in have been by the women, of the women and for the women. But I never felt eclipsed by these characters. It feels great to be a man in a woman`s world. Its better than being a man in a man`s world," Ronit told reporters.

The 44-year-old actor, who began his Bollywood career with `Jaan Tere Naam` and later shifted to TV, says that with the advent of K-serials, women have essentially been the subject of television shows.

"The era after `Buniyaad` and `Nukkar`, with the advent of `Kyunki...`, the female audience became the target for TV shows. Even the producers of the programmes were women, like Ekta Kapoor, Deeya Singh and Aroona Irani," said Ronit.

Unlike his younger brother actor Rohit Roy, who refuses to work in women-centric serials, Ronit says he doesn`t think in those lines about his work.

"I do not think too much about these things. I do not strategise or analyse. I go with my guts," said the actor, who is currently hosting a cookery show `Kitchen Champion` on Colors, which has TV actresses battling against each other to win the crown of the best cook.

Television is no longer the realm of TV stars only, a number of Bollywood actors have also tried their hand at hosting shows on the small screen. Ronit says that people have realised the power and reach of the idiot box which is why we see so many of them being a part of TV shows.

"Television has grown by leaps and bounds and a lot of Bollywood stars are being seen on the small screen. It is even used as a medium to promote films," said Ronit.

The actor, whose latest film `Udaan` will release on July 16, has said `yes` to a Hollywood project recently and has taken up a Bollywood film as well.

Although he refused to give any further details, Ronit said he is in discussion with the director of the Hindi project regarding some changes in the script.

"I am fighting with the director, who is also the writer, over the script because there are certain bits which I do not agree with. I am against the wrong propagation of the ideals in life through films," said Ronit.

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