Posted: 30 July 2009 at 5:19am | IP Logged
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Bold and Beautiful ran for years then why my show: Juhi Parmaar
of tears and tragedy is now paving her way to comedy. Juhi Parmaar aka
Kumkum made her viewers cry for years, till the seven-year-itch got
better of her and turned-on her funny bone; now she swears by comedy.
the judge in the show is biased, and passes judgments in favor of
Chanda every time, how often do you think truth will triumph?
the Judge favors Chanda, there are times when she loses the case if she
is not supporting the truth. It's a courtroom comedy where only truth
After doing intense role for seven long years, how did comedy happen to you?
was tired of crying onscreen. It's a relief to do comedy; also I am
getting good offers to do it. It's a welcomed break from serious roles.
I am happy that I am getting a chance to show other dimension of me as
an actor, and not being stereotyped as a serious actor. I would not
mind doing action comedy as well.
In the beginning of your
comedy inning you have got Tikku Talsania and Asif Sheikh, they have
spectacular comic timing, so how is it working with them?
brilliant people and are helpful as well. We do the readings together,
if there is any punch line that suit to someone's character we try to
bring it in. It's a privilege to work with such actors. Entire set of
actors in the scene sits with the director and does the reading in
How has your working pattern changed after getting married?
marriage I was least bothered about timings and all, but now at nine I
start packing for home. After marriage you get the sense of belonging
and that is a beautiful feeling and a great commitment.
How was it working with real life Baliye in Hans Baliye?
has been great, as he is very reticent. From the time he has done Hans
Baliye he has also developed a great sense of humor. While rehearsing a
scripted fight at times we laugh saying dil mein Jo hai saari baat
nikaaldo and that it's a script.
Do you miss doing Kumkum?
has run for seven years, I would say it should have run another seven
years. I still meet people who miss watching Kumkum. If 'Bold and
Beautiful' can run for years, then why not our show! It did not go
off-air because of ratings, but as star channel was going through a
revamp, they were winding up all the old shows; otherwise our ratings
were decent till the end.
How is it to be more popular than your husband?
have done one serial in seven years and he has done seven serials
during that period. He has his share of popularity. In one of the award
functions, he was given security, so as to protect him from mob. So it
is all about where you are popular.
How it helps to have a husband in same profession?
great to have your partner in same profession as understanding comes
naturally. If I am not answering his calls or late at home, I don't
have to explain to him about the situation I was in.
common things to discuss, and we can comprehend each other's language.
I did not consciously decide to marry an actor, it just happened. I do
tell him jab tumhi the toh paanch saal kyun waste kiye, pehle hi shaadi
You have known each other for five long years, so when did you decide to settle down?
have known each other for five years and we were in a relationship for
five months before marriage. When we actually got into the
relationship, within 15 days we got engaged.
We had no 'let's
get to know each other' stage, because we have already known each other
for years. He is an introvert and I am totally opposite of him, and as
they say opposites attract, we gelled really well. We met last year,
suddenly we started talking about future.
Nothing was formally
said of that sort, but we understood that we are in a relationship. I
did keep the condition that you will have to officially propose to me,
otherwise I won't marry and then on my B'day he actually did.
What have you discovered about yourself after marriage?
I discovered a cook in me after marriage. I am a very good cook, and I love cooking when Sachin is at home. He likes chicken.