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Shristi Arya’s Thoda Hai Bas Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai might have to wait some more.

tv Updated: Mar 10, 2010 16:46 IST
Rachana Dubey

A year after her show, Aathvan Vachan, went off air on Sony Television, Shrishti Arya, of Rose Movies, is ready to return to the tube with her new show, Thoda Hai Bas Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai on Colors.

The daily is expected to be part of the recently launched noon band of the channel, called Sanjhi Dopahar, which already has two shows — Aise Karo Na Vida at at 1.30 pm and Ganga at 2 pm.

The show, which toplines Romit Raj, Neena Kulkarni and Arti Singh, was expected to go on air by March 15. But the buzz is that the show has been postponed by a month, due to the IPL.

When asked, Arya said that the channel had never intimated her of any date, day or time slot for her show. “I don’t understand why people make assumptions when I am saying that the channel hasn’t allotted me a slot in the first place. I’m sure they have a plan in mind and will inform me about the show when they can. Till then, I’m just taking a chill pill,” adds Arya.

When asked whether the alleged delay has affected her in anyway, considering the show is being promoted on air, she claims it’s a boon in disguise. “I would really not want to be in a state of frenzy close to D-day. The longer the show takes to go on air, the more I am prepared with a bank of episodes. It keeps me assured that the production team is not killing itself with cut-throat timings,” she asserts.

Thoda Hai… is a show about a middle class Maharashtrian family from Shivaji Park, Dadar. “They have their own issues. They are like you and me. Their value systems and ways of acting in a situation are like ours. For instance, I touch my mother-in-law’s feet every morning, a practice I inherited from my mother. I’ve tried to combine values and traditions that I have grown up with, with a contemporary family story,” states Arya.

When asked why she waited for a year to launch her show, she said that she didn’t want to run to channels and portray her company as a ‘me-too’ production house.

Instead, she waited for things to come her way. “I don’t mind waiting to put the show on air. But Rose Movies is not known for kitchen politics and that’s something we’re never going to produce. The idea was to stick to a family drama, but not an exaggerated version. India Calling, Twinkle Beauty Parlour and Aathvan Vachan were all family oriented shows and came at longish intervals,” she asserts.