Remix girl Shweta Gulati
has learnt the ways of the TV world rather quickly. No wonder she is
quite calm with the news of Amber Dhara’s exit, in fact she kind of
expected it. In a frank tete-tete with Telly buzz, this cute girl talks
about what went wrong.
shweta.jpg" align="left" border="" height="400" width="267">Amber Dhara is being axed!!
Well all good things come to a premature end. The conjoined twins’ saga
was a very different story, but unfortunately it did not work. Having
said that you have to accept the fact that Sony as a channel, does not
enjoy very good TRP ratings.
Were you disappointed that the show is being wrapped up early?
I am quite glad that it ran for as much as it did, given Sony’s habit
of taking shows off air very quickly. Take ‘Tujko Salaam Zindgi’ for
example, it was yanked off within 3 months flat. It's time the channel
did rethink on its programming strategy.
Were you happy with your character?
Yes, Sonya proved that I can do negative roles as well. After the
super success of Remix, many had doubted that I could carry off a
negative image, given my cute face. But I have proved them wrong. Don't
people hate Sonya for the way she treats Amber and Dhara?
You had also done Jigar Ma Badi Aag Hai which too went off air rather quickly?
Jigar Ma was a experimental show for Sahara Filmy. They were
introducing fiction for the first time in their movie channel.
Unfortunately differences between the creative team and the channel
ended the show in 13 episodes.
I am looking for roles which excite me. I am in no hurry to sign
anything. Even after Remix, I had waited a year, before Amber
Dhara came along. In between, I am quite content doing cameo
appearances. There are few projects in the pipeline, Tellybuzz would be
the first one to know when they do materialize. I am also doing a play
What type of reality shows would you is interested in?
I love to dance, so something like Jhalak would surely be high on my
wish list. I know a lot is written regarding the politics in these
format shows. But I rather concentrate on my dance and leave other
Would you enter Big Boss 2?
I had been approached by Sony, but I said no. Staying in enclosed
surroundings with strangers for 3 months is not my cup of tea. Plus we
all know how horribly beautiful, the first season turned out to be!
Another reality show, Mr. and Ms. TV featured new stars like you. What is your take on it?
I thought that the format tried to do too much. They mixed acting
with singing and dancing. Some of the participants were doing mimicry
as well. The biggest drawback according to me was its 9 day
duration for it got over before it even started. Personally I feel that
such shows need to run at least 2/3 months to get the viewers’
Author: Anil Merani