Thursday, April 05, 2007
Suhaasi Goradia is one face which has created quite a ripple with her 'girl next door' role in Star Plus' 'Ek Chaabi Hai Pados Mein'. The perky girl speaks about her background and the new show.
First tell us something about yourself?
My father was posted in Libya and I studied there up to the 9th standard. But we kept coming to India for our short vacations. I like music and singing and always wanted to be on screen. And here I am.
When did you think that you wanted to be on TV?
My mother has been doing Gujrati theatre and I used to go to see her shows. And even though I didn't participate in any of her plays, I definitely got inspiration from there and decided to do something on screen.
But have you done any television before?
Yes, I did a parallel role to the main lead of the serial Shakti on DD. In fact, it was the starting point of my career. At present I am playing a character in Antariksh also.
How did you get this show?
One of my friends told me about the auditions and I went over there. By God's grace, I got selected and here I am. When opportunity strikes at your door at the right time you call it luck; and I think I am lucky enough as I am just 20 something years old.
How special are you feeling about this show?
I am feeling as if it's a part of my life. I had never been to these kinds of mohallas, but now realizing how sweet life is over there, I feel really nice. People are so concerned and helpful towards each other. They not only share happiness, but tears also. They have their dreams to be fulfilled and they try their best to make them come true.
Tell us in length about your role in Ek Chaabi Hai Pados Mein?
I am playing the character of a Gujarati girl who is full of color, loves music and the teacher who teaches her music. I have a love angle with Varun Badola in the serial. I like him, but I never dare to confess my feelings to him.
In a serial which has so many seniors and super seniors, how was your experience as relatively a new comer?
I can't explain this in words. I never felt anyone behaving like a senior with me even for a single moment. We are like one big happy family and this gives a thrust to show as we are trying to do the same by showing a strong bonding between people of our mohalla.
As you said, you have also worked in Antarikhsh! How different is the experience working in both the serials?
In Antariksh, there was not much to do as most of the sequences and the work was done on chroma. In Ek Chaabi... there is much to do as there is more interaction with the characters. In fact, with whole mohalla is always active.
What else are you doing apart from this?
Nothing at all, and I don't want to do so also. I want to concentrate only on this to do justice to my character and perform well here.
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