Tuesday, November 20, 2007
One of the shows on NDTV Imagine, which launches in January, is 'Main Teri Parchayee Hoon'. Sooraj Barjatya had said, in context to this show, that he had thought of the story with the word 'sauteli' in mind. He has given a different meaning to the word, by executing a play on the words 'saut' and 'ali', leading to 'saut ki saheli'. The otherwise negative word, used in context to stepmothers and stepfathers, now becomes a positive word with the inclusion of the concept of a saheli, or friend.
Megha Gupta will be seen in the role of this friend. The name of the character is Aanchal. Megha, who was earlier seen in 'Kumkum', and in ' C.I.D.' as a police officer, says, "I really liked the character of Aanchal, who becomes the shadow of a married woman. Confusion over a ticket changes her entire life. Aanchal was supposed to go to the USA for a course in fashion design, but she ends up leading the life of a married woman with three kids." Megha adds that Aanchal is a typical bubbly girl next door, who sacrifices her happiness for these three kids, aged 10, 6 and 3. There are a very few girls, Megha adds, who are willing to sacrifice their lives and careers for a family life, especially in these times. And that makes Aanchal extraordinary.
Megha considers it a great honour to be working under the Rajshri Banner. "They have been in the industry forever, even before I was born. In fact, Soorajji calls me the 'bahu' of the company," she laughs.
"I do not want to sound cliched and call this a different kind of serial, but it is true," Megha asserts, adding, "You will see for yourself when it begins. It is not like the usual saas-bahu dramas." And does she feel comfortable playing the mother of a 10-year-old? "The main attraction of this show is the hows and whys of a 22-year-old taking up the responsibility. I am having loads of fun on the sets with the kids, and even our director becomes a kid at times," she signs off.