FRIDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2011 22:43 PIONEER
HITS: 162 A television show is here to guide you through tough years of raising up kids. Its cast gets candid with E Malik
Bored of the usual listings on the small screen and wish for something less far-fetched than three generations of a family all living happily ever after? Well, here is a much sought-after change in the line-up for your television listings. Come Monday and a new show, Parvarrish, is all set debut on Sony TV. It is a show with a definite air of being different. As the promos clearly show, it does not have an evil saas (mother-in-law) or a conniving nanad (sister-in-law). On the contrary, there are two sisters who compete with each other to be a better parent, with their own unique brand of parenting. Add to the mix kids who will charm you to your toes with their genuine innocence and life-like portrayal. The icing on the cake is the sheer nostalgia one will feel after seeing the show, for everyone must have gone through similar situations with their respective parents. Also highlighted are the various roles that parents have to adorn at times to justify their roles in their children's lives.
Television veteran Shweta Tiwari plays Sweety, a very loud, domineering and controlling mother. A character which is unlike the ones she has played before. Shweta finds the character she plays reminiscent of her own mother. She says the experience came in handy, for she plays a strict mom on screen. "Parenting is something that's every woman has an innate sense of. We just adapt ourselves to it," she puts in. A mother in real life too, Shweta is not a strict controlling mother. She tries to maintain a balance between being cool and setting rules. But she is very excited to be back on the daily soap circuit after her hiatus from TV soaps.
Actor Vivek Mushran finds the experiences he has had with his friends and his brother who are parents very useful as he plays a funny yet strict father in the show. He is married to Shweta and has two kids. "Strict as much as one will allow. My character preempts the mistakes that a kid might make and we accordingly deal with it in a strict scolding fashion," he elaborates. And as for how he tackled parenting and the larger premise of the show "it's all about being human; the emotions are something you just relate to and act upon them. The spontaneity is the strength of the show."
Adding to the ensemble of actors is Rupali Ganguly who plays Pinky, a sweet and sensitive woman. Acting as a mother of three, she believes in being friends with her children and winning their approval. This often results in very comic situations. But personally, she believes "there are no set rules for parenting on the contrary. As a mother, you have to take one day at a time and just trust your motherly instincts." Rupali finds Parvarrish to be extra special as she finds shades of her own family reflected in it. The closeness with her father and the way her mother cares for her as she still lives with her parents. "This is a show which is very life-like and very relatable, we all have been through similar instances in our lives," she says.
The final piece of the collage is provided by Vishal Singh who plays Jeet, married very happily to Pinky (Rupali Ganguly). He is an assistant manager at a bank and is the calm dad who believes being friends with your kids is the only way to win their trust. The character is very sorted, very organised but also very protective. Vishal finds "parenting is a universal concept and everyone sort of just grows into it." As for the show, he finds it "very refreshing, very normal. Almost like a slice of life."
He also sees glimpses of his own childhood, with similar experiences being used verbatim on the show. No wonder he is looking forward to Monday when the show begins. Also he feels this is hands-on training for real life, a readymade manual to follow for when he becomes a parent. Parenting, a tough job, even on the easiest of days. Now, we have a life-like recreation. With the laughter and the tears. Go along, watch it, and make sure to take notes!http://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/21392-new-age-take-on-age-old-parenting.html
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