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Doing it my way

She's been modelling across Europe and Asia. Sarbani Sen chats with VJ Mia, the new attraction on MTV.

tv Updated: Aug 21, 2007 12:31 IST
Sarbani Sen
Sarbani Sen
Hindustan Times

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.

First Published: Aug 21, 2007 12:05 IST