‘Rendezvous…’ has kept me relevant: Simi Garewal

MUMBAI: Veteran actor Simi Garewal is set to return with her celebrity chat show “Rendezvous with Simi Garewal” after over a decade and she believes it is one of the reasons why younger generation knows her.

The actor, who released all the five seasons of the show on her YouTube channel, said the recall value and the viewership of the old episodes pushed her to come up with a new season.

“I will give credit to my show ‘Rendezvous’ that has kept me relevant. It has broken all the record and it has got over 100 million views. It only shows people have loved the show. I don’t think young people would recollect or know about my films.

“It is the ‘Rendezvous…’ and ‘Desirable’ show that has kept me in their mind,” Garewal said.

There have been reports about Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh to appear as first guests on the new season.

Garewal said she is hopeful that the star couple of Bollywood will make an appearance on her show.

“When I went to their wedding party and told them that I would want their first interview together for my show ‘Rendezvous..’. They jumped at the idea and promised that they would do it. I am sure they will come on the show,” she added.

The 71-year-old actor-host is also keen to have superstar Salman Khan as her guest this season.

“He fascinates me enough for me to do a show with him. I am sad that in my last few seasons whenever I wanted him to be there he couldn’t come and when he was ready I wasn’t available. Our dates did not work.

“But I am sure he is going to do a show on my new season. I count on him. I know I can bring his real side,” she said. (AGENCIES)