Posted: 22 April 2006 at 7:43pm | IP Logged
Shruti Agarwal of Kahani... gets new job from Ekta
Reena Thapar Kapoor
Tina Parakh's date calendar is completely marked. After keeping a low profile for a considerable amount of time, she is all set to fly high and will soon appear in Kasautii Zindagi Kay as Mukti. Parakh started her career with the rib-tickling show Khichdi. In a few months, she got noticed by Ekta Kapoor, who gave her a big break in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki. She played Shruti for almost two years and did little else. To that she says, "That was a conscious decision. I didn't want to take up more work. I was happy the way things were moving."
However, now things have changed and Parakh feels it's about time that she took her career seriously. That's exactly why she jumped with excitement when Balaji offered her the role of Mukti in Kasauti Zindagi Kay. "The entire deal worked out in a span of four days. I was told that Ekta wanted me to do this particular role. At that point, I was also ready to take up more work."
Parakh is looking forward to being a part of Kasautii... We quiz her about her character in the show and she says, "I'm told that Mukti will be Rishabh Bajaj's driver's daughter who will fall for Prem. Obviously, it won't be an instantaneous love story. After loads of drama, he will come around and realise her importance in his life."
Tina says that her look in the show will be very basic. "Mukti is your average jeans and T-shirt kind of a girl, with great self-confidence and self-respect. It's very me." Well, that's not all. Tina has also bagged a great role in Star One's upcoming show, Darna Mana Hai. "I'm doing the third story of the show." What's really exciting about her role and the Darna… episode is that it's directed by Hriday 'Plan' Shetty. "When I first heard the story, I was quite kicked about it. As I started shooting for it I also learnt a lot of technicalities about acting and filming. Being a film director Hriday knew his job very well. That made things a lot easier for me." As for her disappearing act from Kahani… she says, "I'm very much a part of it."
Tina assures that her character is being worked upon and will be back with a bang. The actress starts shooting for Kasautii… tomorrow. "I've been a lazy bum for so many years. Now I want to concentrate and enjoy my work. I'm ready to shoulder the responsibility of shooting for three daily soaps. I hope I do justice to it."
Edited by broken heart - 22 April 2006 at 7:44pm