knows that Mazhar
Sayed came to limelight with
the highly publicized Balaji show Kahiin
Kisi Roz where he played Anish. But
very few people know that he had ventured
on the tube with a DD Gold show, Kavita
in which he replaced Ram Kapoor (of
Kasamh Se fame) and was paired opposite
none other than Smriti Irani!
This theatre actor has also starred in
the Hema Malini serial, Kamini Damini
which was short phased on the tube.
And now once again lady luck is smiling
at Mazhar! He has been highly appreciated
for his act as Samar on Saath Phere on
Talking about his personal life, Mazhar
has been much talked about because of his
'special relationship' with bong beauty
Moulli Ganguly. Also, besides acting, he
is passionate about writing as it runs in
his genes (the Late Hasrat Jaipuri is his
In an exclusive chat with Prashant
Golecha, this handsome and talented
actor talks about his career so far and
also about his lady love, Moulli!
am looking out for a full-fledged
"I did theatre
for seven years"
I have worked with reputed names like Salim
Ghose, Atul Kumar and Shiva. I have also
done many English plays and a French play,
Love Is The Best Remedy with Harsh
(RJ of a radio station). It was my first
ever paid play. Actor Amit Verma introduced
me to Kader Khan and I did a play, Taash
Ke Patte in 2000.
dreamt of being an actor"
Hence I got my portfolio shot and dropped
my pictures everywhere, including Balaji
Telefilms. Through a model co-coordinator
Mona Irani, I got a call for an audition
for Kahiin Kissi Roz, went for it
and bagged the role of Anish. Before this
show, I have acted in a weekly, Kavita
for DD Gold in which I replaced Ram
Kapoor and was paired opposite Smriti Irani.
I was very raw and by that time Smriti had
become popular as Tulsi. For six months
I had jitters, as I could not handle the
fact that that I was working with such an
established actress. I wasn't even aware
of technical terms. Next I did a comic role
in Kuuch Jukhi Palke for Sony followed
by Kamini Damini for B. R. Films. After
a cameo in Kesar, Balaji has approached
me for such roles, but I am looking out
for a full-fledged roles.
too Rajshri calls me bhai"
"I was awestruck
when I first met Hema Malini"
She played my mother in Kamini Damini.
She signifies grace, has an amazing aura
and a beautiful smile. She also made us
comfortable. After six months the show went
Phere filled the vacuum in my career"
I was looking out for substantial role and
was suddenly approached to fill in the character
of Samar (earlier essayed by Anand Suryavanshi)
in Saath Phere. I am happy I took
it up. Samar is led by circumstances and
falls prey to his scheming wife Kaveri (Aachal
Divedi). You can say my character is situationally
too I call Rajshri (Saloni) my behen"
And she calls me bhai. The other
cast members are nice too. Mohan Bhandari
is like a friend and is a fun-loving guy.
Achal Divedi treats me like a buddy, I keep
pulling her leg by taunting her that she
is turning bitchier by the day. She is scared
that her off-screen life will be affected
by her on-screen character. Also, she's
the one who diets, while I am a foodie!
love to do comedies"
Something on the lines of Yeh Jo Hain
Zindagi or maybe something as simple
and realistic as Malgudi Days. I
don't plan out things and take things as
is the special person in my life"
a very special person in my life and will
She is a wonderful, beautiful and professional
co-star (in Kahiin Kissi Roz). For
the initial three months we hardly spoke
to each other. After that we became good
friends. Sudha Chandran, Moulli and I used
to have great conversations about life and
other things. Talking about Moulli, we shared
a common interest when it came to films
and food. We started going out for movies
and dinners. Both of us harbour a middle
class mentality - we believe in saving,
dislike parties and discotheques. Also,
we aren't computer savvy, though she has
learnt quite a bit in the last few months.
I want this special relationship to last
"I am like
I am strong and broadminded individual who
loves to tread the path of truth. Hence
I always fight for justice. I am an extrovert
when I have to deal with the society but
go into my shell once in a while.
"I am the
only son of my parents"
But I don't miss having any siblings. I
have been born and brought up in Mumbai.
My father is into aviation and my mom is
a home maker. I have been brought up in
a simple environment and that's made me
a simple and grounded individual.
Hasrat Jaipuri is my mama"
I don't think I am a gifted lyricist
but I am passionate about writing, particularly
philosophy. I even write English poems and
in the past they have even been posted on
a website. I have backed out of screenplay
writing many a times as I prefer concept
writing and lining up the shows. But I can't
write dialogues. I'll share a few lines
I have penned -
Dil mein hai tu yaar
Jaan mein tu hai yaar
Maut aaye bhi toh kya
Rooh mein tu hai yaar