Why Gurdeep Kohli refused 'Basera'??

Gurdeep Kohli was offered the role opposite Ram Kapoor in NDTV Imagine's Basera. However, the actress decided to give it a miss for few reasons. Check out..

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 | 1:32:38 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: india-forums.com  |  Comments 29 Comments  |  16949 Views


We all know that Pallavi Subhash and Ram Kapoor play a couple, in NDTV Imagine's Basera. But not all know that Gurdeep Kohli, who took over from Prachi Desai as Bani in Zee TV's Kasamh Se was the first choice for the role.

However, the actress who gained fame and recognition thro' Sanjeevani refused to do the role.

Says Gurdeep, "Basera was a subject where I had to start from the point where Kasamh Se ended. Another striking similarity was that I was to be paired opposite Ram Kapoor again, and there was a possibility that the youngsters who played my kids in Kasamh Se could be roped in to play my kids in Basera too".

"I did not find anything different and interesting in the subject too. Hence I decided to give it a miss", reveals the actress.

Gurdeep who has had a successful career in television starting from Sanjeevni, to Sindoor Tere Naam Ka to Kasamh Se is looking for some interesting work on television. "All the shows I have been part of have been hits. Even today, people recognize me for the role I did in Sanjeevni. Same is the case with Sindoor, which created a 7.30 pm slot on the channel. Kasamh Se as all know, was very popular. I want to work, but I want something really different. Till then, I am happy taking care of my home", quips Gurdeep.

Gurdeep who is married to Arjun Punj is also planning to extend her family. "Yes, we are planning to extend our family. Let's see. As of now, I am happy being a responsible house wife. I cook various dishes, take care of my home and am also engrossed in painting. So all this keeps me on my toes", she concludes.

We hope that Gurdeep gets the meaty role that she desires for!!

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  • Posted on: 17 November 2009 at 9:48pmLord-Mangeshwar

    EXCELLENT decision by Gurdeep ji!

    Seriously, Gurdeep ji is awesome because she says things EXACTLY the way they are!

    Basera really is nothing new at all... in effect, it's just a bad continuation of Kasamh Se -- same track of a weak, paralysed, and puppet like husband who doesn't have the respect of his children, and a poor wife who has to suffer along with him.

    It's good to see that Gurdeep ji has chosen NOT to take repetitive roles like this. Good on her!

    God bless.

  • Posted on: 27 September 2009 at 8:46amtiny15

    i like both gurdeep & pallavi.i think its her choice 2 accept or not but pallavi luks better wid Ram Kapoor.

  • Posted on: 22 September 2009 at 4:48pmCardenia

    Ok ..its up to her ..
    Glad to c Ram with Pallavi :)

  • Posted on: 19 September 2009 at 12:40pm-Preeti-

    aww i wish she had done it
    like her with ram

  • Posted on: 17 September 2009 at 2:10pmcharanya

    gud decision gurdeep, because of ur desicion we got to see ram n pallavi's rocking performance n chemistry

  • Posted on: 16 September 2009 at 8:33pmmariaam

    all the best to Gurdeep :)

  • Posted on: 16 September 2009 at 2:26pmdmgmjhtijsmb

    her husband's name is arjun punj
    i guess we all knw from where ekta got the name from...
    karan in kmh

  • Posted on: 16 September 2009 at 10:52amsannila

    agrii wiv yuh @ thejazzgal.s

  • Posted on: 16 September 2009 at 2:35amsanaya-groverz

    I THINK ITS GUD DAT SHE REFUSED

  • Posted on: 16 September 2009 at 1:47amMrs.soniayk6

    shaina and yasmin well said friends ,pallavi suits the role n she is the best 4r the role

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