It`s time to get married: Arjun Bijlani
New Delhi: Television actor Arjun Bijlani, who has kept away from daily soaps for a while, might get married soon at his mother`s behest.
"I`m 29 and now my mother always says `You should get married.` I also feel the same. I might get married soon and will have a family," Arjun told reporters.
The actor, who is said to be dating a lady outside the industry, says marriage would do no harm to his career.
He doesn`t believe in the stereotype mindset that marriage can put a stop to an actor`s work.
"Lot of people think that once you get married, you will not get work in the industry. But I believe most of the successful stars are married," he said.
And he isn`t wrong either - Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Smriti Irani, Hiten Tejwani and Shweta Tiwari have all been been there and done that.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Arjun was a model before he switched to acting and became popular with shows like ‘Left Right Left’ and ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’.
Considering long-term stability in the acting world happens to a lucky few only, Arjun still feels no need to have a back-up business plan.
"For me business is not a back-up plan. Sachin Tendulkar is a cricket player and that`s his passion. But he also has a restaurant... I don`t think that`s his back-up plan."
"Likewise, there are many people into acting but side by side they`ve started their business also. I have my own business, I`ve a wine shop in Andheri and acting is my passion. I`m more inclined towards my interest. I want to grow as an actor," he added.
More so, he is not afraid of being out of work.
"It`s not the fear of `What if I don`t get work, so it`s better to do some side business or have back up plans.` I`m not saying that people aren`t investing in side business, but this is not the case with me," he said.
These days, he is busy hosting UTV Bindass` reality show "Road Diaries", as part of which he travels with five contestants to different places in the country and keeps a check on their progress.
"It`s a show where people complete their wishes while traveling on the road. It`s about those who want to take a break from their daily life to fulfill their personal desires," he added.