13 May 2014 | By: Writing Buddha

An Interview with Sumeet Sachdev, our very own Gomzy!!!

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Sumeet Sachdev (born March 18, 1976) is an Indian actor, producer and director. He is most popularly known as Gautam "Gomzy" Virani, the oldest son of Tulsi Virani in the popular Indian television serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Sachdev made his directorial debut in his short film Rehman Saheb Ko Phone Karna Hai. I had a chance to interview him after his episode in "Yeh Hai Aashiqui" on UTV Bindass. Do read what he wants to say about his Gomzy days and re-appearance on TV. 

We remember your character “Gautam a.k.a. Gomzy” in Kyunki Saas bhi kabhi bahu thi. What is it to remember the series and your initial days on television after a decade? 

The character of Gomzy will always be close to my heart. It is the character that took me into every household in the country. It surely wasn’t very easy as the onus of the most popular show was put on my shoulders and I was an absolutely fresh new comer. What amazes me is that people even today, who must’ve been ten to twelve years at the time, have vivid memories of my entry and scenes. I doubt if many characters of television have managed to leave such a mark, I feel blessed.

How do you feel when you see your on-screen mother, Smriti Irani, being one of the key contestants in this Election 2014?

Most certainly I wish her all the very best. What is more important is that whoever comes to power should successfully tackle all the problems and issues and help the country make progress towards a better tomorrow.  

Can we, your fans, know where did our favorite Sumeet Sachdev disappear after a wonderful run on the India’s most popular series? 

When ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ went off air, I was in the middle of making a short film for festivals titled ‘Rehmaan Sahab ko phone karna hai’. I decided to focus on finishing it. I am an architect by qualification and stepped back to architecture too. I did do ‘Pyar ka Bandhan’ and a cameo in ‘Bandini’ but besides that, there was no offer that excited me enough and I was distanced from acting. Over these years, I have been asked time and again by many about my disappearance and many expressed their eagerness to see me back on screen. Recently, I decided to get back to acting and had a great experience facing the camera after long for an episode of ‘Yeh hai Aashiqui’.

We have seen Balaji actors of your time retaining their popularity through reality shows. Why didn’t we see you in any of them?

I’m not all that hungry for popularity. I’m not really sure how much a reality show contributes to popularity, even if it does it’s just temporary I suppose. If I’m approached with a format that interests me, I most definitely would go ahead.

What if tomorrow you get a call to be in the Bigg Boss’s next season? 

Depending on how I am placed, I would be happy to give it a try. It surely would be a very testing experience. 

Do you still have an eye on big screen? Like Rajeev Khandelwal, would you like to do sensible small-budgeted movies?

Most certainly if something good and interesting is on offer. 

Recently, we saw you in an episode of Yeh Hai Aashiqui. You had the same charm as you had a decade ago. What has been your experience working after so many years? How did your fans react to that?

It felt fantastic shooting and has been even better since the telecast. The role of a professor was on offer with whom one of his student’s falls in love. I thought it would be a great warm up after a long break. I didn’t expect this warm up would heat up so much. I am simply surprised, overwhelmed and humbled by the response. The amount of time I have spent on facebook these last few days interacting with the viewers, I haven’t spent in all these years put together. I’m really touched, much appreciated. This episode shall always be very close to me.

For all those who missed the episode, the youtube link is here. Please watch when able. Would appreciate if you would share it. Would be great if people around get to watch it as well. Thanks. Cheers!!!

How‘s married life with Amrita? We would like to know how you met her and tied up together?

It’s been a wonderful six and a half years with Amrita. I met her through her sister. I’m sure it’s not easy to have a husband who is so nomadic professionally. She unconditionally supports and believes in anything and everything I do. She claims to be my biggest fan. I feel very fortunate and blessed to have her in my life.

Thanks Sumeet for talking with us. Just last few words for your fans who want to see you more on TV. 

As I mentioned earlier, I am really touched by their response to the ‘Yeh hai Aashiqui’ episode. The youtube link online reached 100,000 views in two weeks that equates to nearly 5 views per minute, which I think is great. When I shot for the episode I didn't feel away for 4 years and after this kind of a response, I definitely don’t feel I’ve been away. I appreciate all the love and respect they have showered on me, it just makes me feel so very refreshed. Thank you. God bless you!



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Soulmate said...

Gautam Virani?..Nah!!...I just remember him as the son of my mother's favorite- Tulsi Virani. And suddenly that music starts playing in the ear...kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi....!! :)

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