OF THE roughly 30-odd queries made by mediapersons to the veteran 308-film-old actress, Aroona Irani, in the city in her latest role as serial producer-cum-actress on Friday, none impressed her. “I didn’t find a single query that was unique. Yet, everyone is coming up with a request for an exclusive interview!”
she remarked. So, the lady, all in blue, fired some back, instead. “You tell me what should a wife hailing from a middle class background do on discovering on her wedding night that her millionaire husband is impotent?” The query taxed the minds of the pen-pushers. And finding mediapersons groping for an answer, she added, “Even without physical intimacy a marriage can survive provided there is love. But, what would you suggest for the girl when she finds that her husband is frigid towards her emotionally too?”
The queries that Irani posed were real, borrowed (“stolen”) as she said, from a “friend’s experience” for her latest serial ‘Vaidehi—Ek Aur Agni Pareeksha’ being aired on Sony Entertainment Television in the 10 pm slot every Monday. That this is the first show to replace the hugely popular ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi’ in the 10 pm category speaks volumes about the channel’s faith in the producer and the story.
During the Q-n-A session, she declared that ‘Vaidehi’ was her last one-hour weekly serial