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‘TV needs to change’

Gurdeep Kohli of Kasamh Se and Sanjeevani fame speaks to Rahul Sabharwal about her life on and off screen.

tv Updated: Sep 13, 2008 11:48 IST
Rahul Sabharwal

From the young doctor in

Sanjeevni

to a mother in

Kasamh Se

, Gurdeep Kohli, the noted small screen actress, has come a long way. She lays bare her dreams and desire.



How comfortable are you portraying a character much older than you?


I feel that I’ve matured as an actress. Plus, I can’t expect to be offered roles of a college girl anymore. I have to accept the reality.



How has TV evolved since

Sanjeevni

?

I think it has become regressive and the audience has to be blamed. The face of TV will not change for the better, until they start rejecting the

saas-bahu

soaps. I would’ve loved to keep doing

Sanjeevni

, but I have to accept things as they are. This pays for my daily bread. But I believe TV has to change.



What would you rather be doing then,

Sanjeevni

or

Kasamh Se

?


I really can’t choose. The former launched my career while the latter marked my comeback.



How difficult was this comeback?


Unlike cinema, TV is a very different medium; here you have to continuously give people reasons to watch you day after day. Otherwise you are out. I took the comeback as a challenge and thankfully people are appreciating me — the TRPs prove this.



Any plans to make it to Bollywood?


Bollywood is like destiny; if it has to happen, it will. I was offered roles earlier but at that point of time, I wasn’t taking my career seriously. I’ll definitely go for it if I get an offer.



You were part of

Nach Baliye 2

. Would you be doing any more reality shows?

I’m offered almost every reality show on TV but I’d rather concentrate on just one show. I’m no longer single; I have to set time aside for my family.



Do you like Delhi?


I love Delhi. It’s like a second home to me. People here are warm; the food is great and I love shopping in the new malls. Whenever I get an opportunity I visit the city.



How do you unwind?


I like to pamper myself. Either I chill out with friends or go for a movie with my husband.



Where do you wish to see yourself in five years?


I’d love to become a mother and remain happy and content with life.