'Imagine was the first channel to approach me' - Dolly Bindra

Dolly Bindra will be entering Imagine's Armanon Ka Balidaan on February 15th.. Here is she in conversation with TellyBuzz..

Saturday, February 12, 2011 | 6:56:07 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: india-forums.com  |  Comments 14 Comments  |  7344 Views


Dolly Bindra is back again on television, after her fiery stint in COLORS' Bigg Boss 4. After being offered lot many roles by the leading GECs, Dolly has decided to step into Imagine's Armanon Ka Balidaan, where she will be seen playing on over bearing character, Kabootari Maa. She will play a crass mother-in-law, who refuses to accept her son's wife, and is only convinced to do so in lieu of a hefty sum of money. At the end of it, she still vows to make life hell for her daughter-in-law.

Here is Dolly talking to TellyBuzz on her new role..

You were offered lot many roles after Bigg Boss. What made you choose Imagine's Arakshan?
Frankly speaking, I was offered as many as 25-30 roles after Bigg Boss, but Imagine was the first channel to approach me. The character of Kabootari Maa is very good, and I liked it when I was given the very first brief. The production house approached me, and felt that I was the apt person to essay this role. At that time, I did not even know that I was scheduled to go back to the Bigg Boss house. I had to take it up only after I got out of the Bigg Boss house.

I was noticing the reactions of the entire media gathered here, when my screen name in the show was announced. The word Kabootari Maa gave a startling expression to one and all assembled here, and this is the vibe I was looking for. I consider the press gathered here as the junta, and I now know that the viewers will look at this role with all curiosity.

You seem to have lost weight after your stint in the Bigg Boss house?
Yes, the reason behind this is the diet offered to me in the Bigg Boss house. I survived for the last 14 days on fruits only. I was busy feeding others, but was left starving.

There is a buzz that you have charged a huge money of 1 crore for this show..
See, this is something that is between me and the channel. I am not doing social work for sure, and I am here to make money. I am doing my work, and they are paying for my work, as simple as that!!

You were in the news recently for accepting to play a role in Zee TV's Ram Milaayi Jodi..
Let me first clear the air that I did not sign any contract there. I do not understand why the channel made such a huge publicity of it. I did not appreciate it at all. If I talk to the channel people on a daily basis, it does not mean that I have accepted to do the role.

We heard Sony has offered you Maa Exchange too?
If I take up that show, I will definitely tell you. I have not seen the show, but I have managed to see the English version of the show, 'Wife Swapping'. If I need to do that show, I need to ask my husband (laughs).

Coming back to Arakshan, describe the character of Kabootari Maa.
She is a very powerful and strong lady who will never accept any wrong doing. In fact when I got a brief of this character, I could not stop my laughter; it is seriously interesting.

Do you think with your entry in the show the TRP will increase?
What is the full form of TRP? I do not even know that.. I don't care about TRP, it is never my concern. I have to concentrate on the role given to me, and I am doing that.

The promo that is on air of Kabootari Maa is horrifying.. What do you want to say on this?

We are not making a Ramsay film over here. It is a nice show, and I am here to have fun. If I am playing the character, viewers are bound to have all the fun (smiles).

Did you ever think that you will get so famous after your Bigg Boss stint?
I was not even guaranteed of staying for long in the Bigg Boss house. So what will I tell you now? I can only say that I am lucky to have been getting lots of offers.

What did you do after Bigg Boss?
Well, I went to Shirdi to seek blessings of Sai Baba on the occasion of my birthday. I visited the Golden Temple.

Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair

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  • Posted on: 24 February 2011 at 1:35amDinchak

    Dolly Bindra Facebook account hacked,

    Dolly Bindra Facebook account hacked

  • Posted on: 18 February 2011 at 10:47ammerijaan7

    Yuck

    She is horrible, so ugly and fat. No more ladoo's for her.

  • Posted on: 15 February 2011 at 2:51amninoshkasen123

    Dolly Bindra in Armaanon ka Balidaan on Imagine TV

    After her hurricane like performance dolly will now be seen on Armaanon Ka Balidaan a show on Imagine TV. She will be playing a key role of Kabootari Mai who looks very scary. Check out the promo guys…she's back!!! Tonight 7:30 PM..

  • Posted on: 13 February 2011 at 1:24amsamicute

    thank for the awesome articles

  • Posted on: 12 February 2011 at 11:59pmGauahargeous_N

    ewww i hate dolly!!!!! stupid ppl giving this disgusting person offers for shows! this is sad.... what has happened to indian tv! YUCK!

  • Posted on: 12 February 2011 at 7:08pmBroken_Sara_H

    Ewwwww Serioesly?? :O

    Seriously*
    Feeling Sorry for entire Cast and Crew

    Hope you guys survive hehehehe

    Edited on:12 February 2011 at 7:09pm

  • Posted on: 12 February 2011 at 11:29amAwesome.Sauce

    Such BHOOTIPHOOL soul *Swoons*

    Oh Boy!!
    Dolly Aunty...*Blush,cry,die*
    Just when i thought that the television screen would be arid without your GAUDY presence...you came back on the television to bliss our DULL lives with such subsistence.

    and..and..and... Do I need to mention how BHOOTIPHOOL you look in this picture....with all that "trishool" bindi and "suraj dev" accessory. *Swoons*.

    An innocent PHANGIRL query: WHY,O WHY do you have to display your "fashionista' skills" in public ??You have the ability to cause some fatal damages ,I hope you know that. *Batting eyelashes*

    An Awestruck fan

    Edited on:12 February 2011 at 11:29am

  • Posted on: 12 February 2011 at 10:54am-nautankidollz-

    swriously this women is sth i hate to the core.. pure ughh by gd

  • Posted on: 12 February 2011 at 9:27amShaina_b

    How does a serial about quota system have such a character??

    And how can they pay her so much??No one wants to see her!!!!

  • Posted on: 12 February 2011 at 9:22am.....Lata.....

    iski tho nikal padi after BB...chaandi hain this weird woman ki...

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