"The show came when the industry was going through a very over-dramatic phase and needed some newness. BALH came with a subtle touch of freshness and set a new milestone in the industry. It was a one-of-a-kind show," he said. Talking about how it was special for him, Jai said: "Well, I did a negative role in 'Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil' and after it, I was offered similar roles. I took up 'Bhaskar Bharti' as the script was interesting and unlike anything I had done before. When BALH happened, it was a chance to do something totally different and exciting. The character of Vikram has given me a lot." Now he's ready for another journey - Life OK's new thriller "Laut Aao Trisha" in which he stars with actress Bhagyashree of "Maine Pyar Kiya" fame. He says he feels blessed with the co-actors he gets in all his shows. "I have had a bunch of awesome co-stars all through my career. Be it Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar in BALH or Bhagyashree, Eijaz Khan and Rajeshwari Badola in 'Laut Aao Trisha'," said Jai, whose new show goes on air July 21. The show promises to be an intriguing story full of tricky plots and deals with "in family crimes". Without revealing much about his role, Jai said: "It's a positive one. When I read the script, I immediately agreed to it as I knew that I can do justice to the role."
Jai has also done his bit on the big screen with appearances in movies like "Page 3", "Shagird" and "Love U... Mr. Kalakaar!". There have also been rumours that he has directed a TV show in the past. Rubbishing it, he said: "I don't know who made up those rumours. I will want to try my hand at directing, but presently I am totally dedicated to acting. The plan for direction may take a couple of years to initiate."