'I’ve done my bit of bahugiri'

Updated on Sep 14, 2008 02:33 PM IST

Actress-turned-anchor Purbi Joshi on Comedy Circus Kaante ki Takkar, quizzed by Gautam Hegde.

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Hindustan Times | ByGautam Hegde, Mumbai

Purbi Joshi on Comedy Circus Kaante ki Takkar..quizzed by

Gautam Hegde

You are hosting the Sony weekender. But shouldn’t you be contesting?

I’ve done my bit in comedy. Hosting is like taking a different route.. I can be Purbi Joshi, not the character that I’m playing.

But you are aware that you would be expected to be funny.

Yes. I’ll be cracking jokes and making people laugh, but still I’ll be myself. I’m involved in the scripting too.

You have mimicked every one from Sridevi to Urmila Matondkar. Has anyone reacted?

Rakhi Sawant. I’ve known her for two years now. She was so sweet that she introduced me to her mother, saying,






xerox mimicry

karti hai


Who’s next on your xeroxing spree?


Bigg Boss 2

inmates are on my list. And it doesn’t have to be a celebrity always. I can imitate the mannerisms of my milkman and tailor. I observe people.

Don’t you make people conscious?

All the time. People request me not to take off on them. At times, I feel like telling quite a few of them that they aren’t interesting enough anyway.

You have been around since

Mehendi Tere Naam Ki

and still look the same. Any age reversing pill?

Ha ha ha

! I’m blessed.


was my first show. I guess you learn how to keep fit yourself over the years. The right diet, meditation, positive thinking.. all that helps.

A search on youtube shows you in a typical bahu saga.

Oh, that must be


. It was the number 1 show on Doordarshan. I played a double role. I’ve done my bit of



MTVFully Faltoo

featured you in


, a spoof of


. Now they’re back with more.. are you in any of them?

I was approached, yes. Unfortunately, my dates clashed with that of a telefilm that I’m shooting with Sudhanshu Pandey and Gaurav Gera.

What do you think of your sister Ketki (Dave) in

Bigg Boss 2


I was surprised when she decided to go in there. But she’s so honest and non political you see her the way she is. As for her sense of humour, that runs in the family. We see the lighter side of things in the most serious situations.

What kind of a man do you dream of?

Someone who is wise, mature, with a sense of humour, positive, likeminded.

A lot of guys qualify for that.

Ha ha ha

. He should be my best friend too.

Does Kushal Punjabi fit the bill?

Oh, Kushal is a close friend and we have the same set of friends. He’s a lovely guy.

You know the

Maine Pyar Kiya line..Ek ladka aur ek ladki kabhi dost nahin ho sakte


Yes and I find it hilarious. I have so many male friends.

You sure don’t want to end up like a spinster with kittens in your house for company?

Ha ha ha

! I’m positive I’ll get married.. but that doesn’t mean that I can’t keep kittens in the house.

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