Mukti Mohan: Mere TRPs, bikini scenes or Rs 100 crore films were not my calling
Mukti was born and brought up in Delhi and later studied at Birla Balika Vidyapeeth in Rajasthan. She says acting was an early calling in life.tv Updated: Oct 31, 2017 13:29 IST
Mukti Mohan, third of the Mohan sisters, has made a transition to web series from dance reality shows. These days, she can be seen in TVF Inmates as Kay. Her elder sisters Shakti Mohan and Neeti Mohan are already among recognisable faces in Bollywood.
Mukti talks about her role, “I am playing a DJ who has come to Mumbai from Goa. I have come to live with my cousin who lives with two other guys. Ultimately, she has to take charge of the house.” She adds, “I have not been around such people in real life, but I have known similar situations and if you heighten the drama then you’ll end up like my character Kay on the show.”
Mukti was born and brought up in Delhi and later studied at Birla Balika Vidyapeeth in Rajasthan. She says acting was an early calling in life, “I have been doing plays since school. My heart was always in acting and dancing. I found expressing only through body very limiting. I did plays while pursuing Psychology at St. Xavier’s, and people knew me as a dancer. They used to call me for dance reality shows. Then somebody spotted me during a play and I was offered Kay.”
She further says, “I was initially apprehensive about the role, but the director and the writers put me at ease. I also thought if they can see me in a new light then I should also give it a try with full heart.”
Inmates might be her full-fledged project, but this was definitely not the first offer she got. Mukti says, “A lot of casting directors use to call me for TV shows. When I reached their office, I realised there is no story. It’s like if Jab We Met has released, they will do something similar, agar Raam Leela aayi hai toh kahaani waisi ho jaati thi. Mere TRPs were not good enough motivation for me to do a show. TV people called me saying we will do 6.2 TRP. Film people called me because they were making Rs 100 crore film. All I was supposed to do was a bikini scene or an item song.”
“I come from a family that takes dance so seriously and these producers were like ‘hot body dikha do ho gaya’. I was tired hearing that. I found solace in theatre,” concludes Mukti.
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First Published: Oct 31, 2017 13:28 IST