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‘Sajan Re Phir…’ not Hussain’s comeback


He is returning to the daily soap space after a gap of eight years but actor Hussain Kuwajerwala says his upcoming TV show “Sajan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo” does not feel like a comeback. The actor became a household name with his role of Sumit, a caring husband in “Kumkum” that aired from 2002 to 2009. He later shifted to hosting reality shows like “Indian Idol” and “Shabaash India” besides taking part in “Khatron Ke Khiladi”.

The 39-year-old actor, who plays the male protagonist in the serial, says despite being away from fiction shows, he has always been in the public eye. “I don’t feel I’m coming back on the small screen after a gap of eight years. I have always been around. I have been doing something or the other, whether it was TV on and off or my theatrical shows,” says Hussain.

The actor is happy that he is doing something different on television with the light-hearted sitcom. In the first season, actor Sumeet Raghavan played the male protagonist. In “Sajan Re Phir…”, Hussain plays the character of a harmless liar who gets tangled in his own web of lies, leading to hilarious and embarrassing situations for the audience.

In real life, however, the actor says he is a bad liar and would plead guilty on being caught. “I am a very bad liar. I am caught the moment I tell a lie. My tell is that I start fumbling and deviating from the topic. I start speaking some unintelligible language. I have to plan to be able to lie,” he says.