Was unsure about Tamanna: Sonali Kulkarni on returning to TV
Kulkarni, who got back to the small screen after her appearance in a stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2008, is seen as a lawyer in the show, which is about a woman cricket aspirant.tv Updated: Mar 16, 2016 21:10 IST
Sonali Kulkarni may have returned to TV but says that she was “sceptical” about signing Tamanna, fearing the impact it would have on her “film and theatre commitments”.
She added that the makers of the Star Plus show convinced her, especially Ajinkya Deo, read a statement.
When asked what made her to take up this role to make her fiction debut on the television, she said: “Ajinkya Deo convinced me to do this role. I’ve known the brothers (Ajinkya and Abhinay Deo) since the longest time now and I’m sure they can never go wrong and leave no effort in any project they work on.”
“I was sceptical earlier to sign for a television show as I thought it might affect my film and theatre commitments, but Ajinkya ensures I’m pampered like a baby on the sets.”
Kulkarni, who got back to the small screen after her appearance in a stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2008, is seen as a lawyer in the show, which is about a woman cricket aspirant.
Talking about her role, she said: “After the first narration, I fell in love with the character, she is a lawyer and counsellor. She is very confident and can never tolerate injustice. The concept of the show is so relevant and like a fresh breath of air amidst the mundane saas-bahu shows on TV.”
Featuring Anuja Sathe as the protagonist Dharaa Solanki, “Tamanna” is a finite series which challenges the mentality that a woman’s dreams come with an expiry date.
It is the story of Dharaa’s passion for cricket and her journey through the different phases of her life. It also features Ketki Dave, Kiran Karmarkar, Harsh Chhaya and Vishal Gandhi among others.