Ekta wanted me to be 'cool mom' post leap: Mona Singh

An Ekta Kapoor TV show post a leap would typically age a mother by adding a few streaks of white hair, a pair of spectacles and a dash of conservative dressing. But she has broken her own mould by giving actress Mona Jaswir Singh a more

Saturday, December 15, 2012 | 11:42:10 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 18 Comments  |  13362 Views

Mona Singh

An Ekta Kapoor TV show post a leap would typically age a mother by adding a few streaks of white hair, a pair of spectacles and a dash of conservative dressing. But she has broken her own mould by giving actress Mona Jaswir Singh a more contemporary and cool look in "Kya Huaa Tera Vaada", which has recently gone ahead by 10 years.

Before the leap, which set in just last week, Mona was seen in traditional suits and saris. Post leap, she is seen in kurtis and pants. It was a conscious decision by Ekta, says the actress, who plays a single, independent mother of three in the show.

"I asked Ekta about it - whether she would want me to wear saris in sober colours or what changes would be made to the look. But she said, 'I want you to look like today's mothers. They are much cooler.' So she wanted to bring in the change we are all seeing in our mothers and wanted to portray me as a cool mom," Mona told IANS over the phone amid a hectic shooting schedule for the show.

"Of course, she said we could add in the spectacles while my character reads or something, but in the overall get up, there isn't much dramatic change," she added.

"Kya Huaa Tera Vaada", aired on Sony, started as a simple family show, narrating the ups and downs of a middle class family in Mumbai. It took a crucial turn when the man of the house falls back upon a former flame, and trouble ensues for the family.

The story was pushed ahead by a decade after Mona's on screen husband Pradeep, played by Pawan Shankar, was shown dead. Now, her character is shown as a strong lady, who is happy running a restaurant and bringing up her three children, albeit not as a strict mother.

"I think mothers make great friends. Personally, my mother is my best friend and I share all my secrets with her. Moms are so amazing. I see a lot of children have started treating their moms like their friends. That is what we have tried to reflect through our show, and I hope lots of mothers imbibe this attitude too," Mona said.

She also hopes the show and its turns manage to inspire women in more than one way.

"Such serials are inspiring. It gives a message that no matter what happens, it is important to get a grip on life and get going," she said.

The show has worked wonders for Mona, who for years, was caught in the image trap of the geeky Jassi of "Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin". Though she took up reality shows, both as a contestant and anchor, it is with "Kya Huaa Tera Vaada" that she has been able to set a new image.

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  • Posted on: 17 December 2012 at 3:46amShehnaz.K

    Luk at pavitra rishta. Archana luks younger than purvi...lol nd so so absurd.God knows how it gets those trpz.
    Nd KHTV is a vogus soap 4m start.
    Infact ekta's all soaps r crapfest only that BALH's writer has made the story little decent nd positive nd has great actors nd esp peehu,otherwise there is nthng worth watching.
    Ekta kap should b banned frm making soaps nd good PH should b given chance instead.Her soaps display her weird narrow mentality. She can turn anyone neg anytime nd butcher a character so much that u start hating the show nd in yr subcnscious mind even end up disliking the actor

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  • Posted on: 16 December 2012 at 6:53pmMithuu

    One of the worst EKTA soaps ever..from beginning to the leap.
    Mona should have just quit the show like Pawan Shankar. Ekta is taking her for a ride. I am sure monetarily its a good place to be in.
    One show which should have ended long back.

    Edited on:16 December 2012 at 6:52pm

  • Posted on: 16 December 2012 at 12:18pmamreen2000

    Mothers are looking younger and nothing wrong with that!

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  • Posted on: 16 December 2012 at 7:43amdurgaprasanna

    All shows of ekta kapoor doing well in tv,BALH,pavitra rishta ,kya hua tera vada,parichaya,these are most interesting show in tv.Hope u will enjoy the show very much

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  • Posted on: 15 December 2012 at 10:49pmSaiflicious

    Nice article. waiting for Anushka's re-entry.

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  • Posted on: 15 December 2012 at 6:53pmjoshdeep

    Thanx! For this wonderfull article. But i did not watch it

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  • Posted on: 15 December 2012 at 12:34pmblyton

    Wait, did she call the show "inspiring"?? :O After all the crap like touching the cheater's feet and taking off his shoes?

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  • Posted on: 15 December 2012 at 10:49amheart1

    No offense but what part of wearing sari's makes you "uncool?" and what does that even mean that now a days moms are "cool"
    Ekta has some twisted stereotypical logic no offense

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  • Posted on: 15 December 2012 at 6:48amabhilan97

    Mona is an awesome actress with remarkable acting talents...I just love her strong character in the show...and Kya Hua Tera Vaada Rocks!!! Uttaran and Mrs. Kaushick ki Paach Bahuein are infact degraded shows with impractical stupid things like magic, time-machine, etc...Anyways, Kya Hua Tera Vaada and Pyar Ka Dard Hain are good shows and coming to the point, I agree with Ekta and I like all her shows..Pavitra Rishta, Parichay, Kya Hua Tera Vaada and Bade Acche Lagte Hain...

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  • Posted on: 15 December 2012 at 2:47amShaina_b

    Nowadays it has become a trend of Ekta's!!!!

    Archana in Pavitra Rishta and Priya in BALH have also gotten younger!!!!!

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