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Back on TV with a bang

Rakshanda returns on TV after two tears in a ‘vivacious’ avatar.

tv Updated: Jun 25, 2011 00:28 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah

After a hiatus of about two years, popular TV actor-anchor Rakshanda Khan is back on small screen with a full-fledged role in a fictional show. The 36-year-old, who became a household name after her role as Mallika Seth in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, and Tanya Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, is quite excited about her new show Ammaji Ki Galli, which recently aired on SAB TV.

Khan, who last acted in Ekta Kapoor’s Kitani Mohabbat Hai talks about her hiatus from acting and says, “I was working on my event management company Celebrity Locker Entertai-nment along with two other partners. I didn’t want to be a slave of television. When you do a lead in a tv show, you are hardly left with time to do anything else. I even made up my mind to quit TV.” She adds, “I only wanted to do shows that were worth my energy, effort and time and that is why I said yes to this show.”

Elaborating on her character, she says, “I loved the it, and script from the word go. I play Parminder Kaur, a Amritsari Punjabi housewife. She is vivacious and has a fetish for cleanliness.” Khan, is also excited about working with veteran actor Farida Jalal, who plays the role of Ammaji in the show. “Acting is more about reacting. Faridaji is a fabulous actor, and pushes her co-stars to give their best.”

Though Khan is excited to be back on TV, she isn’t keen on doing a reality show. “Realism in reality shows bites too much. Hence, they don’t excite me. I did Meethi Choori, which was my kind of show. But I can never see myself doing shows like Big Boss or Survivor,” she says.

Khan, reveals that she had opportunities to act in Bollywood films, even before she joined TV, but she prefers the later. “For me, being big in TV is better than being small in films,” she says.