Rumours made a buzz all around that Zee and Shreya Creations had
decided to shut the doors on the serial Mamta
which was viewed
as the Surprise Package for the Non Prime Time slot gave jitters to one
and all when it suffered with low TRPs. Even more shocks were in line
as the Production House, out of the blue, announced that Mamta
taking a tweny year leap. Panic attacks spread all over the show. Who
will be part of the leap? Who is opting out? Who will the be new faces
on the show? With loads of debates, confusions and story alterations,
the leap finally took place about a month ago. The viewers were
introduced to many fresh faces and we even got a taste of the
blast from the past.
In other words, we can very well say that the Flavour on the Sets of Mamta
today is â€śYouth and their Exuberanceâ€ť.
So going with the flow of time, here is a chit-chat with the younger generation seen in Mamta
The Charm and Life of the
serial Mamta from Day One was the little kid, Krish who stole our
hearts and left us smiling with his amazing screen presence at this
tender an age.. Today we do miss this little child prodigy, but its so
very nice to see a bubbly and chubby lad, resembling our little Krishu,
playing the grownup Krishna now. So here we welcome the Krishna of New Generation Gagan Aryanâ€¦
How did this role happen?
I was at home and I got
call from Shreya Creations to come and give an audition the same night.
I was out of a job, so I went ahead. I didn't know the story at all, I
had no idea about the show. After the auditions, I got a call the
next day that I was selected and after coming on the show I got to know
that the guy playing Krishna was replaced. I felt bad for that guy. But
this is the way in which I got this role.
What projects have you done before?
I was doing Sony's Kabhie Toh Nazar Milao previously..
Oh, that's why you looked familiar ,but it was just hard to place you â€¦.
(laughter) yes, I was chubby then, I've lost some weight
now and I plan to loose a lot more with my gym, provided I get some
How has it been working on the sets of Mamta?
been pleasant, yet very hectic. I hardly get time to sleep. We have
been shooting non-stop. But the work environment is nice and most of
all the people are great. We have an excellent team here.
How has it been working with Narayani and Anand?
is very co operative and Anand is very helpful. Normally, I do my own
scenes, but if there are places where I go wrong, Anand helps me out
and corrects me and I truly appreciate that. I always welcome good
Who are you going to end up with in the serial- Meera or Meme?
screen, I don't know who will I end up with. I am honestly clueless
about the story. I just get the script in my hand right before the
shot. I don't even know what scenes am I performing. Even if I ask for
a script, I get the answer that its not done yet. We have absolutely no
banks of episode. We shoot one day and it is telecasted the next day.
As of now, the story is that Krishna cooks up plans to take revenge
from his dad and his mom is happy that he is being a good son, 'ek
accha, sanskari Hindustani ladka'.
Does that mean you'll be negative?
No, Krishna cannot be negative. He is just taking revenge from his dad.
How is the whole chemistry with everyone? Especially with Abhishek, who plays the role of Aarav?
and I are best buddies off screen. We keep teasing each other a lot. We
bully each other during our shots. Our masti and drama is full on
Any new projects in the pipeline?
I get no time off from Mamta
. I cant even imagine taking up something new at this point.
Mamta moves from Mumbai with her kid
Krish and here in an unknown city, she gets a Confidante and a
Wellwisher in Mishty Bua, played by Jayati Bhatia. Meme played by
Akansha, our next New Generation Actor, is the cute and adorable
daughter of Mishty Bua. With her subtle and romantically shy character,
Akansha makes us fall in love with her cute character. Lets talk
to the girl from Lucknow and get an insight on her role of Meme.
How did this role happen?
I was called for an audition and then a look test after which I got selected.
Projects in the past?
I was hosting a Disney show.
Do you relate to Meme at all?
this is easier for me to do, as I am a lot like Meme. The only problem
I have is with the glasses, as I don't wear glasses in real life. But
other than that, its all ok.
Does that mean you do tarot readings too, because Meme is fond of tarot reading?
(laughter) no no, I don't do tarot cards, but I am into zodiac signs and astrology.
How has it been working with Narayani?
She is so
supportive. Since I am not that experienced, I just concentrate on my
acting. Narayaniji takes care of my looks. She helps me out with makeup
and the final touches. If my hair isn't perfect, she'll make sure its
done right. Even Jayati Bhatia
who plays my mom in Mamta
How is the love story going to take place between you and Krishna?
I do not know.
We aren't told anything. But when I joined the show, I was told that
Meme will love Krishna, but Krishna wont really care and in the long
run, a new guy will come in to Meme's rescue. But I don't know who he
is, or when will he be brought in the show.
Any new projects in the pipeline?
Well, I am
doing a weekly for Doordarshan's show - Aagaaz. Also I am doing a
Pakistani serial, which I guess is on Air by now. The unit comes to
India to shoot and I am playing one of the leads there.
Tell us something more about the Pakistani show.
opposite me is Imran, he is a very well known actor in Pakistan. Also
in the show, there is another famous Pakistani actress named - Moriar.
The name of the show is - Yeh Vaada Rahaa.
How do you manage all of this?
is a daily and Aagaaz is a weekly show. I am done with Yeh Vaada Rahaa. So it doesn't get that hectic anymore.
She is loud and crazy. A complete
chatter box in both reel and real life, Shruti a.k.a. Meera of Mamta is
jubilant to be a part of Mamta. She plays a happy go lucky girl whose
only problem is that her parents don't get along. A girl who loves life
and loves to be in love, Meera teaches you that no matter how dark,
days are ahead, every cloud does have a silver lining. Below is a quick
Chit Chat with Shruti Sharma who takes us on a joy ride of the love
triangles and polygons created on the show.
How has it been working with experienced actors like Narayani and Anand?
I have not worked much with Narayani yet, but Anand has been very nice and very helpful.
How has it been working on the sets?
Its been very nice. Its been only a month since we've joined in. We are all working very hard. Its been a hectic schedule.
Tell us something about yourself, and how did you get Mira.
I went for an
audition for three shows and I got into Mamta
. It happened very fast,
within a day I was selected and we began shooting the next day.
Everyone has become very close. We have been shooting non-stop. We are
handling ourselves and our acting, we have no time for anything else.
We work for 4 days in a row and it seems like we have been working
How is the story going to be now?
There is Arav, Me, Krishna and there is going to be some wierd love triangle sort of a thing.
We were all in doubt asto who you
are really. You couldn't be Masuma's daughter, as that would make
you Krishna's cousin. So the big question mark was that where is masuma
exactly? Do you have any idea?
out in the open now, that I am Sid and Yana's daughter. If I was
Masuma's daughter that would make me and Krishna cousins. But then me
and Krishna are sort of related due to Mamta
's marriage with Sid. So
its like, we are step brothers and step sisters.
Talking about you and Sid, how is the whole story going there?
As of now, its
just shown that Sid and Mira have a very beautiful father - daughter
relationship, but when Mira finds out about the so called marriage
and her dad, this will get ugly. That's when the drama
will take place. Aarav steps into Krishna's life which again adds more
spice to the drama. So now the story is actually gearing up.
Why was the actor playing Krishna changed, was there a particular reason?
changed three times. The first guy chosen did not shoot at all. Then
Varun, the earlier Krishna was meant to play Aarav but the production
house asked him to play Krishna. Later, out of the blue, they decided
to go for another Krishna. We walked in one day on the sets and were
wondering where Varun was, but later we found out that Gagan is now to
What's an Indian story without a
villan? Well, Aarav isn't exactly a villian, but he does create a lot
of trouble for Krishna. Abhishek Orgi who plays Aarav, hails from the
Dil Waalon Ki Delhi. A charming smile and a friendly approach to
everyone on the sets, Abhishek is all set to rock the show. We talk to
Abhishek and see what the young dynamic actor is upto.
How is it working with Anand?
Anand has been very helpful to me.
How did this role happen?
happened very fast, I got a call, gave an audition and got selected
after the look test. It was all too soon to believe.
Your past experiences before the camera.
I did a few episodes of Lucky and a few shows on DD.
How has it been working on the sets
It's a very comfortable and homely environment.
Tell us more about Aarav.
basically a spoilt brat. He gets insecure about his dad. He just loves
his father and is brainwashed by his uncle - Karan. Aarav is not
negative nor postive. He doesn't harm any body, yet he doesn't like
Krishna at all.
Will there be a love triangle?
I guess so, that is what I've been told. Arav loves Meera, Meeira loves Krishna and Krishna doesn't love anybody.
Well folks those were the four actors
of the Gen. Next of Mamta. We wish them the very best with their new
projects and also hope that Mamta doesn't loose out on TRPs game yet
Reporter: Hiral Anju Bhatt
Author: Hiral Anju Bhatt
Images By : Srividya Rajesh