By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
Arjun Bijlani is one of the most promising contestants of the ongoing reality show,Khatron Ke Khiladi 11. He has been in the television industry for around 11 years now and enjoys a huge fan base. He is prominently known for shows like Miley Jab Hum Tum, Naagin and his anchoring skills have made people laugh because of his comic timing. However, for him, his journey in the entertainment industry was not a cakewalk as now, he recalled dealing with the financial crisis before his son’s birth.
For the unversed, after dating for 9 years, Arjun Bijlani had tied the knot with his girlfriend, Neha Swami on May 20, 2013. After two years of married life, in January 2015, Arjun and Neha had embraced parenthood for the first time as they had welcomed a baby boy, Ayaan Bijlani, into their lives.
In an interview with Zoom Digital, Arjun Bijlani went down memory lane and talked about the struggles he had faced at the beginning of his career. He said, “Till the time you have not made a mark for yourself, to get that kind of work is very difficult." Narrating his struggles, he added, "There used to be months together when I used to give so many auditions but never got that kind of work. But then, yes with times I kept going at it, I kept giving my auditions. And then, I am finally where I am today."
Arjun Bijlani also recalled the time when he was dealing with a financial crisis before his son, Ayaan’s birth. Sharing that he had signed the show, Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi for money, Arjun said, "Just before Ayaan was born, for quite some time I was not working. I was not regularly working and I had so many expenses and that was a tough time for me financially also. And in terms of work also, I was not really getting what I wanted to do. I just signed up this show (Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi) for money actually. I was a parallel lead (in the show) and I was like okay right now you should do it."
Arjun never skips a chance to shower his son, Ayaan, with unconditional love, and shared glimpses of the same with his fans. On June 10, 2021, Arjun had taken to his IG handle as he was in Cape Town for the shoot of Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 and was missing his son, Ayaan. The video was a compilation of heart-warming clips of Arjun and Ayaan. Sharing the video, Arjun had penned, “To my dearest son, never forget that I love you and that I will always have your back. Whatever will come your way, know that you will always have my guidance and support. I love you!”
In May 2021, Arjun’s son, Ayaan had surprised him by joining his LIVE IG session with his fans. Out of nowhere, Ayaan had made a guest appearance, and when Arjun had asked him what he would do when he is gone, he had quickly replied, "Be bored forever". Arjun had then asked him, "Who is going to be the commando? Who is going to take care of the home when I am gone?" Ayaan had replied, "Me".
On the work front, Arjun Bijlani had made his guest appearance in Bigg Boss OTT.