Aanjjan Srivastav happy to play detective Wagle

Mumbai: The popular 1988-television show ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’ is back on the small screen with actor Aanjjan Srivastav as a detective in the new show.

Titled ‘Detective Wagle’, the show went on air Nov 21 on Doordarshan and Aanjjan says age is not a hindrance in playing the role.

"It`s not necessary to be young. There are detectives of my age, I have seen them. Detection is not an action-packed job, it is done from here (the brain)," the 64-year-old said here Thursday on the sets of the show.

‘Wagle Ki Duniya’ was based on the characters written by cartoonist R.K. Laxman. Actress Bharti Achrekar played Wagle`s wife Radhika in the old show, while Sulbha Arya takes over in the new show.

Srivastav says he missed the show and the crew a lot.

"Yes, I did miss it. Especially the team - R.K. Laxman, Kundan, and Ravi Ojha. I am missing Ravi very much... He had strung together everything, he is unwell," he said.

‘Detective Wagle’ comes every Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 p.m.