Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Actor Dayanand Shetty, who plays Daya in "C.I.D.", says the detective show has sustained a run of 16 years only because of the audience's faith in it.
The show will air its 1,000th episode Friday.
"We have reached here not because of us, but because of the audience. There are many people in the industry who work like us. But people like our work. I think that's the only reason we have sustained for 16 long years," Dayanand said on the sets of the show here Thursday.
"To do justice with the audience who have faith in us, is the biggest criteria for us now," added the actor.
Directed and produced by B.P. Singh, the show is aired on Sony Entertainment Television. It also stars Shivaji Satyam as ACP Pradyuman, Aditya Shrivastav as Abhijit, Narendra Gupta as Salunke and Anshaa Sayyed as Purvi.
The 1,000th episode will show the team investigating a case related to a dangerous island with life-threatening situations.