Sarbani Sen chats with VJ Mia, the new attraction on MTV, hosting Saturday Shuffle.
How did you get through to MTV?
I've been modelling across Europe and Asia for a while. I thought India would be a fascinating place to try my luck in. Regarding MTV, someone spotted my picture and thought I could be a VJ. Endless screen tests and talks followed.
They liked me and offered me to host Saturday Shuffle.
Tell us about your stay in India.
I have been in Mumbai for a year now and I love it. On the Indian music scene, I love and follow Kailash Kher, A R Rahman and Himesh Reshammiya. I love to soak up the sun on Goan beaches.. the seafood there drives me crazy.
Tell us a little about your show.
The show gives viewers a chance to step into my world… I host the show from my own home my bedroom, living room, bathtub and my den. I present the show in quite a quirky and funny way. <b1>
Any plans to join Hindi films?
I am not ruling out the possibility. I'd love to do it in the near future. I would love sing and dance around the trees in the Bombay movies.
As for language skills, I will have to take up classes. I'm good at learning languages.. so that's not a major hindrance. After English, French and Portuguese, the next language will be Hindi.
Any tips to be a cool VJ?
Don't copy anybody, just be yourself and you are all set to rock the television sets.
Has India influenced you?
Everything about it is so unique - food, fashion, colours, music and above all, the people. Indians exude warmth and compassion. This country is a blend of classical and international music, with a lot of experimental fusion stuff.
Another thing, it's a foodie's paradise. As for fashion, what impresses me are the vibrant and vivacious colours, which make the designs unique.