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Suhasi Dhami shot to fame as Aabha in Zee TV's 'Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli', under the banner of Rajshri Productions. The show was a hit and Suhasi became a household name. Now she is all set to wow viewers once again in Zee TV's latest primetime show 'Housewife hai... Sab Jaanti Hai'. We caught up with the pretty woman and quizzed her on her new show. This is what she had to say...
How different is your character in 'Housewife Hai … Sab Jaanti Hai' from Abha?
Playing the feisty and spunky Sona will be quite a departure for the actress from her previous portrayal of the Rajshri-style idealistic beti. Sona is a journalist who consciously decides to leave her job and be a housewife on getting married. The show wakes viewers up to the fact that being a housewife is not just a respectable choice but a challenging job that calls for resourcefulness, creativity and tact. In fact, the show captures how housewives can teach even the world's biggest CEOs the art of multi-tasking! The show will explore how she applies her intelligence to being a smart housewife, plays her cards well and sets an otherwise dysfunctional family back on track!
Does the show emphasise the importance of a housewife?
Yes, it does. Tiffin for the hubby. Homework with the kids. Picking and dropping them off at school. Scolding the dhobi for late deliveries. Papa' s High BP pills on time. Bargaining with the grocer. Supervising the bai's work. Handling the Bank accounts. Maa ji's special diabetes food. She pulls off all this and more in a day…yet you think it's only you who deal with a 'to-do' list, deadlines and pressure because you go to office and she sits at home! Her tasks probably outnumber yours. But being a housewife is not a job, just because she doesn't bring home a paycheck? 'Housewife Hai … Sab Jaanti Hai' proves once and for all that there's nothing easy about being a housewife, that it is perhaps more challenging than most jobs people do.
What made you accept the show?
The very premise of the show excites me as I feel strongly about the subject. It's sad how a lot of people say – Oh, she doesn't do anything, she's a housewife! I find that statement ridiculous because people fail to realize the mountains most housewives move in the course of an average day. Households that run like well-oiled machinery will come to a standstill and families will fall apart if these hardworking women stop doing the job they do. Yet, they are constantly made to feel like they do not make a significant contribution. I am extremely glad to be a part of a show that highlights the dignity that exists in being a housewife and gives them their due respect.
Who are the other actors?
Himani (Shivpuri) ji will be seen as my greedy, self-centered, dominating mother-in-law, ever brimming with snide remarks and sarcasm. We have Anirudh Dave as the male lead and Parikshit Sahani as an elder in the boy's family.
Any last words?
Yes. I would like to thank Zee TV and the Rajshris for giving me name and fame … and its been a pleasure working with producer Gulshan Sachdeva on Housewife.
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