New Delhi: Television actress Rakshanda Khan, who is set to make a comeback to fiction shows after a gap of two years, is unable to understand the concept of reality shows, which are dominating the small screen, because she hardly finds anything real in them.
"I am open to watching reality shows on television, but never thought of participating in them. I feel there is hardly any reality in reality shows, so I am happy being away from them," Rakshanda, who will be seen in the new show "Ammaji Ki Galli", told reporters.
Though she is not so fascinated with reality shows, the actress was recently seen on Imagine TV`s "Ratan Ka Rishta", where she came as a confidante to Ratan Rajput, who is busy choosing her prospective husband on the reality show.
Explaining her presence on the show, Rakshanda said: "The only reason I did `Ratan ka Rishta` is because of Ratan Rajput. She is my good friend."
The 36-year-old became popular after essaying the role of Mallika Seth in "Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin" and Tanya Virani in "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi". Her last fiction stint was Ekta Kapoor`s "Kitani Mohobbat Hai", and now Rakshanda is returning with "Ammaji Ki Galli", premiering on Sab TV Monday.
What kept her away from the tube for two years?
"I was busy working on my event management company Celebrity Locker Entertainment Pvt Ltd along with two other partners. I believe television not only gives you an incredible platform, name and fame but also opens doors to experiment with other things so I thought why not take the advantage," she said.
The actress also feels that had she been playing lead roles, it would have been tough for her to diversify.
"When you do one television series where you are playing the central character, then you hardly get the time to engage yourself with other things in life. If you get the opportunity to go home and sleep, then you should be thankful to god," she added.
In "Ammaji Ki Galli", Rakshanda will be seen as a typical Punjabi housewife named Parminder Kaur. She is quite excited about sharing screen space with veteran actress Farida Jalal, who too makes a comeback with the show.
Unlike other TV actors, who are shifting from the small screen to big screen movies, Rakshanda feels there`s no point.
"I have always had opportunities in movies and that too before I joined television, but it never interested me. If you are big in the small screen, then it`s good... but if you are nothing on the big screen, that`s not acceptable," she concluded.