One woman too many
Sayantani Ghosh chats with Anil Merani about her team's victory in reality show Tyohaar Dhamaka, her role in Naginn and more...
Pleased with your team’s victory in Tyohaar Dhamaka?
(Smiles) Of course. Naman Shaw, Mouni Roy and I were the perfect trio. Dancing to classical tunes was difficult but Asha Parekhji is an incredible judge. She was uncomfortable pointing out flaws. (After a pause) It was so different from Ek Se Badhkar Ek, the reality show I did before this.
We’ve heard that you had some problems with team members?
No, there were no issues.
You were in Comedy Circus as well.. what is it about reality shows that draws you?
Nothing in particular. In fact, I’ve rejected more shows than I’ve taken on. Comedy Circus displayed my comic timing.. I never knew I was so good with laughs. (Laughs) But no more reality shows for now. My hands are full with Naaginn. And I’m going home to Kolkata for a few days.
Is Ghar ek Sapna ending?
I have no clue. For the moment, I’m out of the soap. I needed a break. Ajaiji (Sinha) very graciously let me step out considering Kakul is the lead. I haven’t been replaced yet, I may come back.
What’s up with all the snakes in Naaginn?
There are plenty of new characters getting ready to join the serpentine party. In Naaginn, I played an ichhadhari naagin, a dutiful wife and bahu. The tandav dances were the icing on the cake.
Any more shows?
I was offered one in which my role was similar to Aishwarya Rai’s in Dhoom 2. A catwoman who is a gizmo freak. But I didn’t have the dates they needed.
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