Ali Asgar and Gia Manek in conversation.Ali wants to play kunwara baap
He has made the audience cry with his emotive portrayal of Kamal Agarwal as an ideal brother, then as a stand-up comedian he left his audience in splits and now Ali Asgar
is back as 'Man in uniform' this time in his current show Jeannie Aur Juju
where he will teach lessons of romance with a pinch of comedy.
Having been a part of one of the most prominent shows of the television industry, ask him about the reason behind its success, and Ali says, "Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki
had changed the face of television and set a benchmark. It not only had brilliant actors, but the whole set up was too glossy and at par with that of movies. It was more realistic and not just a melodrama with unnecessary exaggeration. Today technologically we have become stronger, butgood content is lacking. The maximum TRP of soaps these days goes upto 5-6 whereas our TRP was 9 when the show ended. "
After having proved his mettle as an actor, he also took up stand-up comedy. "After Kahani...
I got many offers but they were all similar to Kamal and I didn't want to repeat myself. Besides, doing reality shows always leaves you with more time to spend with the family," says Ali who yearns to do something like Anand
(Rajesh Khanna) andKunwara Baap
in future.Gia has twinkle toes
After winning millions of hearts with her stirring performance as Gopi Bahu in the soap operaSaath Nibhana Saathiya
, the chirpy Giaa Manek is all set to surprise her audience with a punch of comedy assorted with romance through her character of Jeannie in an ongoing show Jeannie Aur Juju
"When I was only six, I told my parents that I am going to become an actor when I grow up. I used to sit and watch all the soaps with a pen in my hand to jot down the names of production houses. Today, it is overwhelming to receive such acceptance by the audience. It's all because of my parents' blessings, luck and certainly my hard work," says Gia, who also loves to dance, on the fame she has got in a short span of three years.
Ask her about the gamble that she has played by choosing romcom soap over the hit saas-bahu sagas and she says, "I believe life is meant to take risks. Moreover, I have been stereotyped as a bahu, so I wanted to get out of that skin and exhibit my versatility as an actor. Though I am still open to saas-bahu stuff if something exceptionally brilliant comes my way."