Tête-à-tête with Mahi Vij
Laagi Tujhse Lagan actress Mahi Vij in a conversation...tv Updated: Jan 07, 2010 19:37 IST
Laagi Tujhse Lagan?
I think it’s an author-backed role. These are the kind of roles that hardly come your way. Why leave it?
Aren’t you afraid of becoming another Mona Singh, who did
Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin?
I’m not because I’m Mahi and she was Mona. (Laughs) I don’t mind playing Nakusha all my life. My mother watches my show regularly.
My father who’s not a TV freak catches the re-runs. That enthuses enough energy to go on with a role like this.
Aren’t you setting a mould, which can’t break easily in your career?
I’m not. And even if I am, it doesn’t matter. I am not afraid of what kind of shows will come my way after this or if I will really land another show after this. I don’t even dream of becoming a film actress, which most actresses do when they enter TV.
What’s your backstory?
I was a model in Delhi. There, the spectrum was limited to print advertisements and hoardings. I thought about shifting to Mumbai for a larger base. My parents accompanied me and I became a model here. Then I was offered
Kaisi Laagi Lagan
, which eventually became
. It lasted a year. My contract and the show ended together. And then, I’m here. I’ve had two lagans and I don’t know ‘
mera lagan kab hoga’
Most actresses who take on lead roles plan to move out after a while and take on new shows.
(Cuts in) Right now, I’m booked for all the 30 days of the month. Once newer characters are introduced and the tracks begin to shift, maybe I’ll have the time to consider a reality show.
No, who will date an ugly girl like me?