TV stars in timepass trauma
the television industry's strike dragging on its second week, actors
have been sitting at home with nothing to do. Most of them have very
hectic work lives, with long shifts and rarely getting a day off. So
what have they been doing for the last 10 days with no work? We spoke
to a few.
Paul Chauhan (Ragini in Bidaai):
I was unwell and laid up in bed with an illness last week. This week,
I'm bored! I've been used to shooting through the day and I miss my
Avika Gor (Anandi of Balika Vadhu):
I attended school regularly last week. My time off was spent studying
and playing with friends. If the strike doesn't end this week, I'll get
to do a little more of that. But I hope it does end soon. I'm missing
my co-actors and the masti we do on sets.
Shaleen Bhanot (Nach Baliye and Sangam in Grihasthi):
I've been doing rehearsals for Nach Baliye. We have been rehearsing for
six hours every day. I also got the chance to spent quality time with
(girlfriend) Daljit. We celebrated our common birthday last Saturday
with our friends. But I want this thing to end and get back to real
Avinash Wadhawa (Vashu Rajvansh of Bidaai):
I went out of town last week. Now I'm spending time in gym, watching
movies which I never would have seen, and also hanging out with
friends. My wife is saying she is sick of watching me at home every
day. I am also bored of doing nothing, so I wish this strike ends soon.
If it doesn't end this week, I'm leaving town again.
Seema Kapoor (Vasundhara Rajvansh of Bidaai):
I did pending household work last week, cleaning and all that sort of
thing. I also went shopping, finished reading a few books, watched
movies. Basically, chilling out. Now I'm missing my shoot and want to
get back to work: we've become habituated to working day and night!
seems, just like the audience, telly stars are bored of sitting at home
with no work and no shows to watch - except Bigg Boss.
Sonali Joshi, Vandana Shukla, Hill Road Media
Tuesday, November 18, 2008|