Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin General Discussion


Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin General Discussion
Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin General Discussion


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Posted: 22 March 2005 at 2:00pm | IP Logged
TRANSFORMED! Mona Singh, aka Jassi,
can't recognise herself
in the mirror after her dramatic makeoverFor more than a year now, Mona Singh
has played the bumbling Jassi in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, adapted from the hugely
popular Colombian telenovela, Yo Soy Betty La Fea. Jassi's instantly
recognisable soda-bottle glasses and unfashionable fringe became working-class
icons, seeking to highlight an ordinary girl's extraordinary dreams.

But now, after it's protagonist's much-hyped makeover, is the soap winding down
towards a conclusion? Singh's contract with Sony Entertainment Television
expires in May this year. What will Jassi do next?

"I haven't thought about it," says Singh, just back from Mauritius. "I haven't
had the time. I guess I'll take a long break in May… it's been a really hectic
time for me. This is the time for me to build on my career."

Singh says she has no plans to act in another soap. And apparently, renewing her
contract is not on the channel's agenda.

"I want to do a soap as different and pioneering as Jassi. I'm getting a lot of
film offers; I'll consider a new soap, and maybe films, after my contract with
Sony expires. But I'll never quit TV. The medium has turned me into a household
name. In cinema, you're forgotten after three hours."

But will viewers accept her as another character? "I don't want them to forget
me as Jassi, even when I stop doing the role (ClapClapClap)
," says the actress. "I've done so
many different things within this one role. I couldn't have hoped for a better
chance to prove my talent."

What about Jassi's dramatic transformation? "Not so dramatic," says Singh. "I've
been sleeping peacefully with my braces and glasses for more than a year. I
don't think I'm tired of them."

But why the makeover? "Jassi had reached a dead-end. Her love life was a mess.
Her feelings for Armaan had been crushed and she had more or less overdosed on
self-annihilation and needed to feel whole again."

"I'm very excited about my new look. It was important for Jassi to gather
self-confidence, to look like the entrepreneur she is. Queenie Dhody and Seema
Khan are working on my appearance. And I already can't recognise myself in the

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Posted: 22 March 2005 at 2:12pm | IP Logged
cool, thanx for sharing!
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Posted: 22 March 2005 at 2:14pm | IP Logged
in may nnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooCry i m going to miss jjkn
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