Roshni Chopra aka Pia of Kasamh Se talks about the hidden games involved in reality shows in a frank tete tete with Telly Buzz…
How do you feel now after getting eliminated from Jjhoom this week?
It's has been a great journey. Thanks to this show, I have discovered
something what I never knew I had. The fact that I reached
the final 3 it self is a major achievement, for I had never attempted
You were one of the top contenders for the title, so what went wrong?
Reality shows are not just about talent. There are many other elements
which ultimately decide the winner. The format is designed in such a
way that you have to resort to under handed methods to win. e.g
Unlike other shows, Jjhoom allowed unlimited voting. So rich
contestants will obviously keep voting for themselves,
isn’t it? Similarly, the method which allows us to vote our fellow
constants out, can be easily manipulated. There were at least 2
rounds where this procedure saw talented singer’s go out. First, it
was Apra and second, I would avoid mentioning , as that
might lead to controversy.
So do you mean to say that your co-contestants played tricks?
The format is such that if you want to win, you have to resort to such
stunts. Unfortunately, I am not cut out for such games. I
think females generally don't have such a bent, for very few women end
up winning reality shows.
How were the judges?
Great, I thoroughly enjoyed performing before such great
personalities. In fact, Mahesh Bhatt
pointed to my above
reluctance by saying you don't have what it takes to go the top.
Who according to you has the best chance to win?
Varun should win. Agreed Sachin is a very great singer. But he is
already a pro having cut his own album. So if you take the grain of the
show ie. growth as a singer ,then it has be Varun.
What went wrong between Varun and Akriti?
I think it was basically a case of miscommunication. Both are my very
good friends, and have really worked hard to get where they are now.
What next for Roshni?
Right now, I am on a well deserved break. I soon plan to visit
Vaishnovdevi to thank her for Jjhoom. There are number of projects on hand. Let me return from my trip and then will take a
final call. Rest assured, you will be the first to know.
Will you return to Kasamh Se?
Although this Balaji show is very close to my heart, I don't plan
a very quick return. I want to do character’s which has meat.
Playing a very goody good bahu is not my cup of tea. .
Besides fiction, what else would you want to try your hand at?
Anchoring, I am already doing the show, Cinemascope for Zee music.
Author :Anil Merani