So will the absence of woman anchors affect this year"s IPL South African Safari? “It may, for woman on field add a flavor of colour to the proceedings, which anyways is already full of men." She also felt that having matches at 4 pm will a hurt viewer ship, “as most people will be away at work."
On IPL craze she says, “Its hit because players from different international teams get a chance to play together. And moreover as the matches are of a shorter duration, you can even party later on." If not cricket, Shonali is busy doing a reality show, “I am sorry, I can"t talk about it. But I will watch a few IPL 2 matches as I will be in that part of the world at the same time for something else." Is it Fear factor 2? “I can"t talk about it."
Besides anchoring (Salaam-e-Ishq and Great Indian Laughter Challenge) and hosting live shows, Shonali would not mind trying her hand at Bollywood at a later stage, "But I would never do fiction on TV as it takes away all your time. I need to do other things in life as well. Agreed fiction pay"s more, but then you don"t even get the time to spend that money," she reasons.