New Delhi, Sep 20 (Calcutta Tube) MTV VJ-turned-actor Cyrus Sahukar, who had people in splits with his humour as a TV host, is busy fulfilling his childhood dream — he is scripting a comedy.
Since the age of 15, Cyrus had been interested in writing and direction. Although his plans of venturing into direction have taken a back seat, he has stepped up efforts to turn a screenwriter.
‘Currently I am in initial stages of writing a script but it’s too early to talk about it. I can only reveal that it would be a comedy film,’ Cyrus told IANS.
Talking about his career, he said: ‘I never planned my career that I have to do this or I have to do that. By god’s grace whatever came my way, I just took it up and fortunately my work has been appreciated.
‘I consider myself lucky enough that I have come so far. I have always tried to do something that makes me happy, something I can relate to and entertain people.’
Cyrus says in school he was quite active in theatre and that he also used to sing for the school band.
He ventured into showbiz as VJ for MTV. In a very short span, he carved a niche for himself with ‘MTV Fully Faltoo’; a spoof on former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu as ‘Piddhu The Great’; and as the host of ‘Semi Girebaal’, also a spoof on the talk show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’.
‘I had never thought that I would be standing in front of the camera and doing weird things. The first time I faced the camera, I was very nervous, but eventually that nervousness developed into confidence,’ said Cyrus, who now hosting a new show called ‘Assignment’ that went on air Sep 18 on UTV Bloomberg.
In the show, corporate industry professionals will be put through the challenges of managing home-grown business.
Cyrus also tried his luck in films with ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘Delhi-6’ and most recently ‘Aisha’, but says television will remain his first love.
‘The thin line between television and films is merging, everyone wants to explore their talent so if given a chance why not make use of it. But small screen will always remain my priority,’ he said.