Posted: 28 April 2005 at 7:54am | IP Logged
I wanted to post this because some of you might want to watch the show so here goes:
Urmila's television debut
By: Shaheen Parkar
April 28, 2005
Bollywood star Urmila Matondkar makes her television debut in the Sony show Aahat 2.
|Urmila Matondkar, on the sets of Aahat 2|
Pic: Ashish Raje
This Friday night thriller will have the actress do a cameo playing her character from debutant director Shripal Morakhia's film Naina.
Both have a common thread —suspense, supernatural experiences and thrill — making for a cinema meets TV experience.
Featuring along with Matondkar in the show is telly star Chetan Hansraj (see box). These two special episodes will be telecast on May 20 and 27— to coincide with the film's release.
Says Matondkar while shooting for the weekly at a studio in Andheri yesterday, "I'm doing this because of my film Naina.
This is just those one-off TV assignments. I play my screen character who is being interviewed in a chat show in which I relate my supernatural experiences."
When asked if she had watched Aahat 2 she replies, "Not really, but I believe that this show is watched in its genre."
Aahat 2 is produced by B P Singh, the small screen's suspense thriller specialist. He feels the presence of the actress in the show "will further grip the viewers and keep them on the edge of their seats."
Matondkar, who has earlier featured in another horror thriller Bhoot, points out that shooting for these supernatural subjects is a singularly unique experience.
"I am not those types who thinks there is something lurking behind the curtains or someone is trailing me. But when the viewer believes this after watching it, then it is the ultimate compliment to the actress and filmmaker."
Would she do another horror film to complete her trilogy of horror films? "For that I will wait till Naina releases. Audience perceptions are so juvenile. Just because I have done two films does not make me a horror film specialist," she says.
The film, produced by iDream, is about Naina (Matondkar) who regains her lost eyesight post a mishap only to see visions which other humans can't see.
So watch out for it!!