I do not go out of my way to please any so called section of the audience. I believe in playing straight from the heart. My intention is never to hurt anyone’s sentiments or values or to show them down. It reminds me when Doordarshan began, there were certain guidelines certain norms that were laid down… I certainly follow those guidelines because I believe in them. It’s like those changeless values I have been trying to emphasize. While doing so I feel I remain modern… adaptable. Dus Ka Dum is a very modern concept but the questions, which sound very humorous and at times ridiculous in the format, give glimpses of common people and our ageless values. When I accepted to play anchor I had this fear that my thoughts and beliefs might be different from our ‘aawaam’ but as the show progressed I see that my fears were baseless…. I love connecting and establishing an instant rapport with my contestants….
Non-resident Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis watch entertaining films together. Is it not interesting that Indians and Pakistanis settled abroad do so living in complete harmony… They prove loving neighbours and depend on each other for everyday comforts. One of the hadis in Quran says that you are not a true Muslim if your neighbour does not feel safe. All religions preach love and peace… the only way to live.