She proved to be one of the top actresses in the industry after she
portrayed the iconic character of Prerna in the hit show Kasutii Zindagi
Kay. She proved her talent with Jaane Kya Baat Hui. But the actress
disappeared from daily soaps soon after and showcased her talents in
reality shows like Nach Baliye, Comedy Circus and Bigg Boss.
hiatus Shweta Tiwari
is back with a daily soap with Sony TV
's Parvarrish - Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi
which hits the screens tonight.
On the outset of the launch, Shweta shared her journey in the industry and also about her show.How
would you describe your parenting skills?
When my daughter was very
young, I thought that parenting was not a rocket science, but as my
daughter is growing up I realize what exactly is parenting and actual
Parvarish starts. Now I have to tell her 'ye kapde pehenke tum khelne
jaaogi? What is all that stuff you're wearing? Now I remember how my
mother used to question me on my dress when I used to go to college. I
used to get so irritated and nowadays I think that suddenly I am
behaving like my mother. I want her to be more careful on her dressing
even when at home as there are a lot of workers who come by. And being a
single mother I am more concerned about how people see her.You are an actress and to an extent your child learns from what you do...
I know that. But I cannot help when it is a shoot because on shoot you
have to wear what you are asked to wear. But when I am at home I am more
careful. I had the habit of leaving things here and there. And recently
I saw my daughter doing the same thing. I realized then that had I not
done this earlier, she would have not learnt that from me. Today I am
changing that habit of mine so that I could tell her as well.Which
is the biggest complaint that your mother had about you?
complaint that my mom had was that I was really adamant and if I wanted
something I needed to get that done. Also she had a complaint that I
concentrated more on dancing and art rather than studying.Do you discuss the show with your daughter?
not at all and she is not much into television. She is mostly busy with
her iPod, music, painting and other extracurricular activities.
Recently she came up to me and asked whether any of my promos are coming
on the channel because her friends' mothers had told her it seems.Who
are her best friends at school?
She has two friends named Biyanka and
Sidhi and they make a group of three. They fight and play together.How
much is she interested in your professional life?
Frankly speaking, she
does not have any interest in what I am doing and she is all the more
happy when I do not go for shoots.Do you think that the show is
portraying the same situation like your house?
Not at all because I do
not have any tension about my home because my mother looks after that
and I do not have to take care of how much dal is left and what my
daughter needs etc. Everything is taken care by my mother.How
are your onscreen children?
Actually we haven't shot much together, but
so far I felt that the children are really sweet. We play Uno together
during long hours of shoot. If there has to be fights, then it will
happen in the future. This is too early (laughs).You are doing a daily soap after a long gap. Was it intentional?
Kya Baat Hui was my last daily soap. It was not that I did not want to
return to daily soaps, but there was no right show that approached me.
All the offers that came to me had the characters that were interesting
in the beginning, but then later on I realized that it will have
nothing new to contribute. When Parvarish came to me, I got to know that
the show was going to be on parenting and there will be kids. But then
when I was given the draft with two episodes, I was so taken aback with
the character of Sweety that I wanted to do it immediately. She is so
hilarious that she goes on talking even if somebody else doesn't care. I
have never done a character like this. There is no heavy make-up used
in the show. Yes, there is no tension of eye liner, no hair dresser,
there is no goddy jewellery. It is so nice portraying a character like
this and on the sets also its lots of fun.You are excelling in comedy as well...
speaking, initially when I started doing comedy I got good marks but
later went down. I realized that the good marks were because of my
partners. So I took it up as a challenge because I wanted the judges to
appreciate me for my talent. And finally I did well and now Optimystix
keeps calling me and I keep doing the show (laughs). At the same time it
is very tough to do comedy because the timing is very crucial.Do
you find it difficult getting the accent?
It is a little difficult and I
used to watch YouTube videos of Chillar Party to see how that Punjabi
mom used to behave.You have been a part of Bigg Boss, did you follow the show this season?
be honest I did not follow, the first, second or even the third season.
In the first season I did not know what to see because there used to be
a story in each show; people talk this and that. When the show came to
me, I looked at the prize money which was handsome, so I took it
(laughs).You started off with Kasautii Zindagi Kay. How do you
think the daily soaps have changed over the years?
I feel that women have
always been the prominent ones in daily soaps. This may be because
women are the main audience or it might also be because people still
think that women are weak at heart and this might be the reason they
make women the protagonists. The presentation of daily soaps have
changed wherein we earlier had heavy jewellery and other stuff which has
now changed into a more natural look. But as far as stories are
concerned I guess since people have the same problems, they will remain
the same. Reporter: Ranjini NairAuthor: Saranya Valsarajan