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Initially I thought I had failed as an anchor, says Sushant Singh

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015,14:07 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | He has gained immense popularity as the host of crime television show Savdhaan India, but actor Sushant Singh says there was a time when he thought he had failed as an anchor. The Hate Story 2 actor, who earlier hosted Wanted : High Alert, felt dejected when the show got scrapped after five episodes. I was doing a show called ‘Wanted : High Alert’ but it got shut down after five episodes.

That was a big setback for me. For whatever reason the show didn’t work, be it the clash with IPL, or bad timing, I was sad. That was a time when I thought I had failed as an anchor, Sushant said. The actor, who was last seen in Akshay Kumar-starrer Baby, then got a chance to host the Life Ok show, which he took it as a challenge.

When Savdhaan India came to me, I thought this is my chance to prove it to myself that I can pull this off. I had asked the team if they will be using me as just another character in the show, they assured me that I’ll be myself on the show, narrating the stories. And that’s when I was all game for it.

The show features dramatised criminal cases from across the country to caution viewers and spread awareness regarding the judicial system. Sushant, who recently took part in a workshop to spread awareness on national legal service day, is happy that Savdhaan India is being appreciated by people.

My apprehension was how different the show will be among the barrage of crime shows on every news channel. The team did a fabulous job of not sensationalising anything. I am happy the show is reaching out to people and making a difference.

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