Sindoor Tere Naam Ka


Sindoor Tere Naam Ka
Sindoor Tere Naam Ka

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My Birthday: 17 December 1979

My current show on air: "Sindoor" - I play Dhruv

Acting is: reacting to different situations at different times

Most versatile actress on television: Nikki Aneja

If Priyanka Chopra proposed to me: I would ask her if she's joking

Love is: not just a four letter word, it has a lot to do with emotions

Sex is: not to be discussed with everyone

The woman's part I like the most: eyes

My most embarrassing moment: I was shooting for a Pakistani film in Kutch and got mobbed because of my show 'Shagun' and my shirt was torn in the process

The fruit I resemble the most: banana



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Gurdeep's crass act

Gurdeep's crass act

Watch out for Gurdeep Kohli in Zee's Sindoor. In a few days from now, her role is doubling up. You guessed it right! The pretty Punjabi kudi will be seen in a very different avtaar, something that has not been attempted on Indian television before. "It's very much a Pretty Woman type of body language. It won't be a whore character. But yes, something very crass." Can we wait?

Interview with television actor Gurdeep Kohli
"My experiences with television have left me more fulfilled than the big screen"
Posted on 2 February 2004

She has modelled for brands such as Ponds, ICICI,, Cadbury's, Ariel and Nestle, before she was offered Pankaj Udhas's music video Kya Mujhse Dosti Karoge. Her lovely big eyes, girl-next-door looks and a disarming smile got noticed almost immediately and it wasn't long before she was offered to play the role of Dr Juhi Singh in Sanjivani- A Medical Boon. From then on there's been no looking back for this Punjabi kudi, Gurdeep Kohli.

Recently, we saw her in a cameo in Bhabhi, shortly she will appear in another cameo in Son Pari.'s Vickey Lalwani caught up with this model-turned-TV actor at Cinevistaas' studio in Kanjurmarg on a chilly evening. Excerpts:


How did this model develop aspirations to become an actress?
Frankly, it just happened. Cinevistaas saw the ad I had done for Ariel and they called me. It was a Sunday afternoon and by evening, my measurements were being taken for clothes.


And you jumped in?
Almost. I don't believe in formal training in acting. I have always been a big 'nautanki' at home, imitating actors at the first opportunity. Besides, I strongly believe that it doesn't take much time in the telly world to learn acting if you have even a little bit of interest. Every day, we do nearly ten scenes. So, there is a regular and continuous scope for improvement. If I get time, I see my serials and know where I need to improve.

Plus, there is so much of feedback we get from the viewers; whether it is in person on the roads or on the phone and mail. I am lucky that I have got to work with stalwarts like Rajiv Varma, Smita Jaykar and Vikram Gokhale; all these people gave me lots of useful guidance in my early days; their presence is so heartwarming that you can give nothing but your best.


Working with senior actors can be tough...
(Interrupts) I know there is a general feeling that senior actors are aloof and intimidating, but at least, I haven't come across any. It all depends on how newcomers presents themselves. Some newcomers think no end of themselves. They think they know everything even before they have the lines in hand, how do you expect the seniors to feel comfortable working with such newcomers? No senior likes to dilute the scene.


What have you learnt from seniors like Mohnish Behl, Rajeev Varma, and above all, Vikram Gokhale?
Lot of things. Vikram Gokhale in particular has this knack of getting into any character and enacting the scene. He is so involved with the script. Like, he would literally show me how Juhi should react in certain difficult scenes. He has taught me a lot on how to use my hands in the serial. Television is a medium where the camera is mostly on your face so you often end up doing very little with hands. In such cases, an actor never grows but finds it difficult to perform in plays and films where your entire body has to be in sync with your dialogue delivery. I will never forget at least one of his most important lessons- never stand with your hands folded because it portrays a very uncommunicative feeling.

From Mohnish Behl, I have learnt how to underplay the character which is very important. Even if it's the role of a vamp, there is no need to go over the top and start screaming and wailing. Else, an actor ends up looking like a caricature. Also, Mohnish has taught me a lot on how to modulate my voice, keeping with demands of the situation.

Unfortunately, I have had very few scenes with Rajeev Verma.


Are you allowed to improvise?
We 'have to' improvise. There are many scenes which when read, do not go with the character. There are so many words which I have been told not to stress on, but sometimes I feel that I should. Having been Dr Juhi for so long now, I know exactly how she would react, so I try to convince the director accordingly.

"Modifications and caution is the key to ensure that one does not end up looking repetitive in every frame"

There are two theories about the acting craft. One is that you should always be truthful while acting and never lie. The other theory is the opposite which is that acting is the art of lying. Which theory do you believe in?
There is yet another theory and that is to get into the skin of the character you are profiling (so you're not yourself) and then portraying that character honestly. That way you are not lying and not telling the truth either.

I sit with the director and the assistant director and make the changes amicably. Having been Dr Juhi for some time now, I can visualise how her specific outputs in different scenes would appear on screen. Improvisation is a must. Recently, Shashank (Mohnish Behl) improvised on a scene and it took the scene to heights greater than the writer had conceived.


Is it so easy to sense and visualise?
I don't know about everyone, but I am a very sensitive actor. And I think that every sensitive actor after a certain period of time, does sense what he should do and what he should not; whether his/her scene would look convincing or not. If you don't, it shows on television.

It's not easy in this medium if you don't sense and visualise. Like there are occasions where my face shot is taken while I am saying the dialogues, but the person to whom I am saying is not present. So I should know what he is likely to say and how he is likely to react if I want to keep the tempo of the scene going. Sensitivity is a basic requirement in a TV actor.

Like I know that Juhi is a girl who has her emotions in check, she is a very controlled and subtle character. Her laughter is just a chuckle, her anger rarely leads to an outburst. Even her other emotions like disappointment and surprise are not required by words. For disappointment, she just needs to drop her shoulders. For surprise, she just needs to widen her eyes.


Was sensitivity the only thing that helped you to get into the skin of your character?
Good question. Actually, there are two basic requirements of an actor. First is sensitivity and second is adjusting to different characters in the plot. Like, I need to speak with Shashank in a manner which is different from the manner I speak to Simran which in turn is different from the manner I speak to Rahul.

With Shashank, I am softer. With Simran and her father, I have to be upfront because both play negative. Again here, Simran and her father are two different people. Considering her dad's age, I cannot go beyond a certain level, I'd rather introduce a tone of sarcasm in my dialogues. But with Simran who is about my age and is 'actually' responsible for the mess I find myself in, I can meet her head-on sort of tit-for-tat. But of course, I can't be as nasty and vocal as she is, because it would go against my character in the show. Modifications and caution is the key to ensure that one does not end up looking repetitive in every frame.


Which scenes do you prefer, romantic scenes or conflict scenes?
I prefer romantic scenes. Basically I am a Yash Chopra fan. (Laughs). I also prefer that the romantic scene is immediately followed by a conflict scene between Simran and myself. Since Simran is the thorn in my love for Rahul (Mihir Mishra), thereafter my output for the conflict scene automatically gets enhanced.


How do you alter to the requirement of the mood variations?
Sensitivity again. Unlike many others, I don't believe that I need to remember something sad from my personal life to enact a crying scene or for that matter a joke from my personal life to enact a comedy scene. If you deal sensitively with the script, you will automatically become a switch-on-switch-off actor. There are scenes where there is no time to think about the past. If one of our co-actors has not reported, we are given additional scenes. There is no time gap for us to scratch our heads and trace back.


Do you sometimes feel that a particular shot has not gone well?
Often. In such cases, I request for a re-take. At times, the re-take is better. At times, the first shot is better. Whichever is better, is retained.


Change of directors. How do you cope up?
That does become a problem. First, every director has a different style of functioning. Two, certain directors have rigid policies. Like there were a few directors in between who were adamant that I should cry in scene that I am hurt. I, for one, don't believe in using glycerin and shedding tears. Why should unreality be projected in a melodramatic manner? But I have learnt to take it in my stride.

"The industry is tough and competition is high. I believe it is best to be professional and do your job well"

Do you'll have meetings which tell you how your character is going to shape up in near future?
Yes, we do. That is very important or else an actor would become a robot. It is very helpful to keep the body language in flow of the story.


Have there been scenes where you have disagreed, but you can't do anything?
Ya sometimes because after all, the channel is the boss and rules the show. Like there is this scene which is coming up shortly- you will find me in chains with my face blackened. Simran is wishing ill for me. I was quite amused. Simran is shown as a doctor. Does a doctor think like this?


Playing the same character continuously, make the acting skills go unnoticed. Agree?
Not at all. Believe me, I have been flooded with offers. Here goes the list of people who wanted me in their projects: Vashu Bhagnani for Hrishita Bhatt's role in Out Of Control, Ken Ghosh for Amrita Rao's role in Ishk Vishk Pyar Vyar, Sooraj Barjatya for Rajat Barjatya's film which never materialised, Ekta Kapoor for Aamna Shariff's role in Kahiin To Hoga. And Ashutosh Gowariker screen-tested me for Swades starring Shah Rukh Khan. But first, I want the serial to reach a logical conclusion. I am not in a hurry to reach anywhere. I will tread on the glamour road very stealthily. I am very young, I want to take my own sweet time getting there on top.


After playing such a positive role, do you think you'll be considered for negative characters?
Frankly, many people tell me that I have a very positive looking face. So, that is a bit of a problem. But I have the ability to surprise and shock. Don't jump to conclusions so early in my career.


We have heard that you and Mihir Mishra don't get along?
You have heard it right. Our equation broke even when Shilpa Kadam was still a part of the serial. Her role started turning very negative, she didn't like it and left the serial. Around those days, Mihir stopped talking to me. I have no clue what bugged him when Shilpa opted out. Initially, I was shocked. But now, it has become a part of life. What to do? I think he would be the right person to ask this question.


But how doesn't it reflect on screen?
Maybe we both are very good actors (Laughs).


The last few episodes had been shocking- like Juhi staying with Rahul's wife in the same house. Do you identify with such a situation in real life?
Never. I consider marriage as sacred and sacrosanct. Moreover, marriage in India is not restricted to the boy and girl coming together; even the families count. If I am not accepted by my guy's parents, I would never get married to him. Like Dr Juhi, I would not continue my love affair with my lover if he ties the knot with someone else.


Where does 'Sanjivani- A Medical Boon' go from here?
Some new characters are going to be introduced. Let me not spill any more beans (Smiles)..



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Gurdip Kohli

Favourite holiday destination
London. I went there three months ago with my mother. I travelled by cab, trains… it reminded me of college days. And the
shopping was excellent. You must carry a camera to capture everything!

Memorable incidents
My mum and I were living at Edward Road and had to go to Southall. If you are a Sikh and visit London, you have to go there. It was very late in the night, around 7.30 pm and I was scared. I was new to the place and we had to take the tube and change trains. But now I am very proud I went there.

Dream destination and most romantic place
Europe. I am a big Yash Chopra fan and after I get married, that is where I want to go. And Goa is the most romantic destination because of the beaches.

Where would you never want to go?
Anywhere that's not comfortable.

Cash crunch?
It's an expensive city, so a budget of atleast Rs 1 lakh per head is mandatory!

Henna Goldie

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Gurdeep Kohli was one among the many pretty girls in the suburbs of Mumbai. She would well have continued pursuing a career in advertising had Sanjeevani not came her way. Overnight, Kohli acquired a new name and face —Dr. Juhi Singh. After enjoying that identity for three long years, she has donned a new look as Vedika in Sindoor.

Excerpts from an interview

Sindoor helped Zee move a notch higher in the TRP game. How do you feel?
Great. I had faced a lot of criticism when I decided to do Sindoor. Everyone wanted to know why was I doing a show for Zee! I always believed this serial would add to the popularity of the channel. I'm glad we've accomplished that.

From a doctor to an Indian patni, how did the transition take place?
It's been a gradual process. In Sanjeevani, I was a working Indian girl whereas in Sindoor, I play the Indian woman who has dedicated her life to her family. As Dr Juhi, I gave a lot of social messages. But I got tired of it towards the end.
Vedika is a new beginning for me.

About your boyfriend Arjun Punj?
We're very much together and he's rather close to me. What more do I talk about?

Now that you're not doing Sanjeevani, do you miss him on the sets?
Not really. I do only one show at a time which takes up 10-12 days of the month. I see to it that my work does not affect my personal life.

How do you see your relationship two years from now?
We are definitely looking forward to a future together. But, both of us are busy with our respective work, and are too young to take a quick decision.

Were you forced to speak about your relationship because of the speculation?
No. I wanted to talk about it only when I was sure about it myself. Only then it is wise to spill the beans.

You were studying graphic designing. What made you quit the profession and join showbiz?
I was always before the camera since college. I would model for my friends who were into advertising. Later I worked in an advertising agency and modeled for them besides being in the creative department. So, when acting came my way I didn't give it a second thought even.

Do you think you would have attained such popularity in any other profession?
No. People are interested in knowing about actresses. If I break my leg, I know that Popkorn or some other show will talk about it.

How do you feel being nominated as Best Patni for Star Parivaar awards?
I feel great but then; I think the nomination is more for the character Juhi than for me. I would really feel great if I was nominated for Sindoor. My character in Sindoor is more challenging and it helped shape my acting graph.

Your idea of a complete woman…
A complete woman is not only the one who is independent but also the one who manages a house as well. She strikes the perfect balance between the two worlds.

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Four hours of waiting on the sets of Sinndoor... was worth it! When Gurdeep emerged in her bright pink outfit, with chura (knife) in hand...all hell broke loose!

Gurdeep Kohli: the Babli outfit seems to be in vogue

Zee's Sinndoor, Tere Naam Ka, will see a major twist on 29 June. Its protagonist, played by Gurdeep Kohli will be seen in a double role --- as Devika, the bahu of the Raizada family and as a dancer, Lali.

Gurdeep seemed at ease playing the street smart Lali, but the chura played truant by refusing to flick open. It took a lot of trouble from Gurdeep and a couple of retakes to get the shot canned! Gurdeep just laughed through it all!

Lali looking for her next victim????

The storyline, to accommodate Lali, will take an interesting turn. Dhruv, Devika's husband will have an accident and will be paralysed. Doctors will tell the Raizada family that he can only be saved if Devika comes to his rescue. But unfortunately, their bahu will be in an asylum. One day the family will see a girl resembling Devika dancing at a party --- in a very filmi way -- which will be a blessing in disguise for the family. To save Dhruv, the family pursues Lali to act as Devika.

Didn't we tell you earlier that storylines in tellydom are increasingly going the filmi way?

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Sinndoor's Vedika has a double
   By: Shaheen Parkar
   June 11, 2005
DR JEKYLL AND MISS HYDE: Gurdip Kohli as Vedika (left) and as Lali (right) in Sinndoor — Tere Naam Ka
Gurdip Kohli has a dual task in the Zee daily Sinndoor — Tere Naam Ka.

As Vedika, she suffers from a phobia (the sight of sindoor makes her go crazy).

Now, the drama will also have her essay a gypsy dancer called Lali. This Babli-inspired character from the film Bunty Aur Babli descends upon the Raizada household to settle scores. Is Lali Vedika's twin?

"That's the element of intrigue," points out producer Kinnari Mehtaa.

"Lali has an important role to play in the lives of the Raizadas," she adds.
Kohli, who is best remembered as Dr Juhi of Sanjivani — A Medical Boon, says, "The character of Lali is as loud as it can get.

It is poles apart from what I have done earlier. Lali will be spotted dancing by Kavita Raizada who takes her home due to her stark resemblance to Vedika."

Sinndoor, a family saga, delves upon the relationship between a mother Kavita Raizada (Tanvi Azmi) and her two sons Dhruv (Sachin Shroff) and Antariksh (Prachin Chauhan). Her daughter-in-law Vedika (Kohli) suffers from an unexplained fear of sindoor.

It is learnt that Lali will appear in the storyline to make Dhruv, who is in a vegetable condition, bounce back to life. Prior to this track change, Sinndoor will have a string of events unfolding.

The drama already has Vedika, who was supposedly back on track, suffering from the sindoor phobia yet again.

On the anvil is a mask party, where Kavita along with Pamela (Usha Bachani) try to uncover who is responsible for Vedika's condition. Later, there will be a Kali puja in which all the women are drenched in sindoor from head to toe.

"This will serve as the high point in the drama. Vedika's dupatta catches fire and the sight of the sindoor makes her condition worse. She goes into a violent fit of madness and is sent to the mental asylum."

Vedika's double whammy will air from the third week of June.

Not item number, but ghoomer dancers

Instead of the mandatory Bollywood item number seen in serials nowadays, Sinndoor — Tera Naam Ka will have a ghoomer dance.

"We have called professional ghoomer dancers from Rajasthan for this purpose," informs producer Kinnari Mehtaa. "It gels well with the show, which highlights the country's culture and beliefs." This episode will be aired on June 16.

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Gurdeep's Babli act
The Gurdeep Kohli of Sinndoor - Tere Naam Ka will play Babli. As part of story, Vedika being mentally ill, has been admitted to mental asylum. One night during a function, the Raizada family (Vedika's in-laws) witness Vedika's lookalike - Lali, a dancer. The family is interested in meeting the girl to know more about her as she resembles their bahu. This girl, in a completely new look, looks like Babli in Bunty Aur Babli. With song and dance becoming an important part of serials these days, you will find a Rajasthani Ghoomer dance in the June 16 episode. The Rajasthani Ghoomer dancers were called for this purpose. The story takes an important turn on June 23, where they will celebrate Kali Puja. In this episode, all the women will be smeared with sinndoor from head to toe

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Gurdeep dons Babli look
Sinndoor tere naam ka is a serial being telecast on Zee TV at 7.30 pm from Monday to Thursday. Sinndoor is going to portray some of the brilliant colours of Indian culture and tradition this month.

The protagonist is being played by none other than Gurdeep Kohli, who will be seen in the double role as Vedika as the bahu of the Raizada family and as dancer Lali, dressed up like Babli of Bunty Aur Babli . This episode will be telecast on June 29.

Gurdeep is playing a streetsmart girl Lali with ease. The storyline will take an interesting turn. Dhruv, Vedika's husband, will meet with an accident and will be paralysed. Doctors tell the Raizada family that he can only be saved if Vedika comes to his rescue.

However, as part of the story, Vedika, being mentally ill, is admitted to a mental asylum. One night, during a function, the Raizada family (Vedika's in-laws) witness Vedika's lookalike — Lali, a dancer. The family is interested to meet the girl to know more about her as she looks exactly like their bahu, which will be a disguise for the family to save Dhruv, the family pursues Lali to act as Vedika.

A double dose of Gurdeep Kohli
There is twin trouble impending in the Zee daily Sinndoor - Tere Naam Ka. Gurdeep Kohli who plays Vedika the troubled girl in the serial who goes crazy whenever she sees sindoor, now plays a double role. She will also figure as Lali in the same serial. Lali is a gypsy dancer who enters the Raizada household evidently with some sinister motive. According to producer Kinnari Mehtaa, therein lies the mystery.

Sinndoor, centres around a family made up of Tanvi Azmi who plays Kavita Raizada and her two sons Dhruv (Sachin Shroff) and Antariksh (Prachin Chauhan). Her daughter-in-law is Vedika (Gurdeep Kohli). There In films, episodes, Lali wields a strange hold over Dhruv and there is a masked ball where some more drama will unfold. The biggest excitement is a Kali Puja where the sight of women covered in sindoor, drives Vedika over the edge.

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