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"'Never say No' is my mantra"

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Says Abhay Deol about his debut on Indian television as the host of a new reality show which has six courageous women baring it all Tanuja M. ...

Says Abhay Deol about his debut on Indian television as the host of a new reality show which has six courageous women baring it all Tanuja M. Six courageous women of different ages and at different stages in their lives, have dared to bare it all - their hopes, their worst fears, their insecurities, their mistakes, their triumphs, their joys and sorrow � on national television for the world to see in 'Connected Hum Tum' a new reality show on Zee TV to start on June 3. Lending a male perspective on all the exciting developments in these six women's lives will be the celebrity host of the show, Abhay Deol. Touted as the thinking woman's dream man, Abhay will regale the audience with his sparkling wit, spot-on observations and tongue-in-cheek commentary on all that's brewing in the women's lives. Speaking of his debut on television, Abhay said, "We deal with women in such a wide range of roles � be it our own mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, colleagues at work � they colour the very fabric of our everyday existence. Yet, women are such a maze that we, as men, can never really completely understand.
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'Connected Hum Tum' is an attempt to demystify women and thereby understand relationships better � The idea of women shooting their own lives and baring their soul on national television is a first. To watch six women deal with the real drama of their lives in their own individual ways, will help us understand them and, in turn, ourselves better. As the host of the show, I intend to leave the audience with how I perceive the women through my lens! I will raise questions that will make them think �" 'Never say no' is his mantra admits Abhay who had been closed to doing anything on TV, as he has carved a niche for himself with 'zara hatke' roles in films like "Dev D". Even his latest move to come on Television is completely unplanned he says, "I never thought of being a part of the small screen. It was always that if I would get any offer for TV, I would say no without even thinking about it." It was his manager who asked him to consider the project, "and at least take a look at it and when I took a look at it, I got interested". Abhay says the show also made him question his close-mindedness about TV, "I asked myself 'What is it about TV that you are closed to?' The interest generated through the show made me question my close-mindedness towards TV." Abhay, who was launched by his uncle Dharmendra in his home production "Socha Na Tha" in 2005 opposite Ayesha Takia has just finished the shoot for his film "One By Two" in which he stars with Preeti, who was earlier seen in "Shor In The City". The film will also be his debut as a producer. Soon he will also be seen in a special appearance in the Sonam Kapoor-Dhanush starrer "Raanjhaa" releasing June 21.
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