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Prachi, Hussain on nostalgia lane

This week two of Indian television’s longest running serials have come to an end — the three-year-old Kasamh Se and seven-year-old Kumkum, writes Mili Swarnakar.

tv Updated: Mar 17, 2009 21:18 IST
Mili Swarnakar/Bollywood News Service
Mili Swarnakar/Bollywood News Service

This week two of Indian television’s longest running serials have come to an end — one, the three-year-old Kasamh Se and the other being Kumkum which ran for seven years.

Kasamh Se did wonders for newbie actress Prachi Desai who made the central character Bani extremely popular. Though she might have quit the show about a year ago, Prachi is “sad” at the serial’s conclusion. “It feels like a part of me is missing or I have moved away from my family. I’ll really miss the Walia House where we used to shoot most often. Though I was not a part of the serial of late, it was good to have the knowledge that ‘it is there,” she says.

Prachi sportingly acted in the last episode, to the delight of TV viewers. Recalling her last day of shoot on March 10, she reveals, “I was not in town, but when I heard that March 10 was the last day of shooting, I made sure I came back. I shot with everyone. Everything was just coming back to me.”

The much-experienced Hussain, who played Sumit, is more composed while talking about Kumkum. He expresses, “For me, Kumkum is like my career’s childhood. It was my learning experience in acting because I was totally naïve then.”

Hussain did sound low while talking about the last day of shoot. He says, “On the last day of the shoot, the entire seven-years-long journey was floating in front of my eyes. The last shot was obviously very emotional.”

First Published: Mar 17, 2009 21:14 IST