Diya Aur Baati Hum
Diya Aur Baati Hum

India-Forums

   

TOI: Iconic charas on TV are dead-Anas

Armu4eva Coolbie
Armu4eva
Armu4eva

Joined: 26 November 2009
Posts: 84867

Posted: 07 November 2012 at 11:50am | IP Logged
.

Iconic characters on television are dead

Seema Sinha, TNN | Nov 8, 2012, 12.00AM IST
Iconic characters on television are dead
Smriti Irani
Years may have passed since they last appeared on screen, but some television characters are still fresh in public memory. They have become iconic and we remember them only by their screen names. 

Here are some examples: Khopdi (Nukkad), Basesar, Nanhe and Chhutki (Hum Log) and Lajoji (Buniyaad) in the 80s'; Mihir and TulsiVirani ( Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi), Parvati (Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii) and Prerna and Rishabh Bajaj (Kasautii Zindagii Kay) in the recent past. "Even after a decade, people still call me Mihir Virani," says Amar Upadhyay, who played the role. But how many telly characters today have made such an impact? Well, not many.

Samir Soni may be a popular face, particularly after his appearance on Bigg Boss last season, but his character, Kunal, in Parichay Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, hasn't established an identity even after a year. "These days, we have more drama-driven shows rather than character-driven ones. One fine day, there is a 20-year time leap, but even the clothes do not change. Anything happens. The mother looks younger than the daughter. The audience can't relate to such characters and forget their names," says Samir.

Agrees producer Rajan Shahi, "In most cases, the characters, their looks, acting style and costumes are similar. When you cannot differentiate, there is no recall value. Today, we don't discuss characters." Anas Rashid, who plays Sooraj in Diya Aur Baati Hum, says, "We are killing characters to generate TRPs. Iconic characters on TV are dead."

Producer Ekta Kapoor blames superficial characters for the problem. "My earlier shows like Kyunki... and Kahaani...had a lot of drama, but people still remembered the characters. These days, the characters are usually superficial. Also, the shows don't run very long," she says. "Today, there are many channels and shows. When they see Samir in Parichay..., they identify him with Bigg Boss. After Manav and Archana in Pavitra Rishta, none of Ekta's characters became popular," says Anas. 

According to Rajan, characters played by actors who debut in landmark shows become popular as they don't carry any baggage. "Parul Chauhan and Sara Khan became popular as Ragini andSadhana, respectively, their characters' names in Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai. Mona Singh is identified as Jassi from Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahinthough she did many shows after that," he says."It was easy for me to replace Mohnish Behl with Sharad Kelkar in Kuch Toh Log Kahenge,because the character of Dr Ashutosh was larger than the actor," he adds.

Larger-than-life characters are more memorable, says actress Sakshi Tanwar, who played Parvati in Kahaani... and currently plays Priya in Bade Achhe Laggte Hain. "The attention an actor got from a single character is divided now — the same actor can be seen in reality shows and various news-based programmes. This makes the audience get to know the actor as a person. This was not possible 10 years ago, when actors had to make public appearances in their screen avatars. Once, when I was playing Parvati, I went out in a T-shirt and jeans and people were shocked. But this time, I visited Lalbaug Ganpati as Sakshi and not Priya Kapoor (her character in Bade...)," says Sakshi.

The following 12 member(s) liked the above post:

xXafsanaXx...s...b2011nikhilsahaiFizakPriya_SDshinseenvish.narenJuna04-Liebe-SAIBALROUTHsita11

sita11 IF-Stunnerz
sita11
sita11

Joined: 01 September 2005
Posts: 26463

Posted: 07 November 2012 at 12:04pm | IP Logged
thanks for posting .
-Liebe- IF-Sizzlerz
-Liebe-
-Liebe-

Joined: 20 January 2010
Posts: 22120

Posted: 07 November 2012 at 12:15pm | IP Logged
tfs...no anas pic...Cry
Princess_123 IF-Rockerz
Princess_123
Princess_123

Joined: 21 October 2011
Posts: 6191

Posted: 07 November 2012 at 12:20pm | IP Logged
Tfs
Juna04 IF-Rockerz
Juna04
Juna04

Joined: 07 March 2009
Posts: 5037

Posted: 07 November 2012 at 12:25pm | IP Logged
TFS
xXafsanaXx Groupbie
xXafsanaXx
xXafsanaXx

Joined: 09 July 2012
Posts: 50

Posted: 07 November 2012 at 2:05pm | IP Logged
tfs
Anonymous.. IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 07 November 2008
Posts: 15970

Posted: 07 November 2012 at 5:56pm | IP Logged
THE ACCOUNT OF THE MEMBER WHO POSTED THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY BANNED.

If you think this is an error please Contact us.
niruba IF-Sizzlerz
niruba
niruba

Joined: 28 September 2007
Posts: 12000

Posted: 07 November 2012 at 6:07pm | IP Logged
thanks for sharing...but I think sooraj sandya characters will be remembered by audience since they're very close to real...

The following 2 member(s) liked the above post:

LovePrajavish.naren

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
Anas Rashid's - Music Video Hub ( Video+ Pictures)

2 3 4

Author: Anonymous..   Replies: 31   Views: 3285

Anonymous.. 31 3285 20 November 2012 at 4:37pm by --XxNusheenxX--
ANAS RASHID AT wellcome all here

2 3

Author: black_scorpio   Replies: 23   Views: 2678

black_scorpio 23 2678 29 March 2012 at 11:53pm by .Sidra
ANAS RASHID

2

Author: VASHNO.   Replies: 13   Views: 2127

VASHNO. 13 2127 27 March 2012 at 6:33am by Zarkakhan
Anas Rashid :)

Author: -Rafa-   Replies: 6   Views: 1205

-Rafa- 6 1205 27 March 2012 at 6:03am by Anonymous..
Anas gets a tattoo

2

Author: Anonymous..   Replies: 10   Views: 2158

Anonymous.. 10 2158 07 March 2012 at 9:17am by TINA!

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels
Forums

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index