Posted: 17 September 2011 at 7:58am | IP Logged
...all set to give their newer, younger lot of soap stars a run for their money!
core talent of the television industry, which seemed to be on a
self-imposed hibernation, has finally resurfaced on the small screen.
boredom or lack of good offers whatever the reason for their absence,
the good news is that they are back and their fans are loving it.
such example is the talented duo of Sony TV's Bade Acche Lagte Hain.
The promos of the Ram Kapoor-Sakshi Tanwar show itself created a stir.
And the crackling chemistry between the two instantly became talk of the
town. High on the TRP charts, it simply re-affirms their spellbinding
effect on the viewers.
Ram, who hosted a stray Swayamwar on
Imagine TV, decided to give Bollywood a shot. He chose to do meaningful
roles in Udaan, Karthik V/S Karthik instead of TV.
finally decided to make a comeback to television fiction after Kasamh
Se, Bade Acche... became the perfect platform. His weight issue and
other quirks have in fact become the USPs of the show.
the endearing Priya, has been loved equally despite the fact that she
was absent from the television scene after Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki. Yes,
there were the sporadic tracks in Balika Vadhu and Crime Patrol, but not
a full-fledged lead role she could boast of.
What kept her away
for so long? "I hardly had any time for myself during the eight years I
was on Kahani... Like it happens with every actor working on a daily
soap, I was working round the clock without a break. I was so stressed
out by the end of the show that I promised to give myself a
So I went on a sabbatical. For almost 16 months, I didn't do anything
and only travelled to different places and enjoyed myself. Ekta had
offered me Bade Acche... four months after Kahani wrapped up. She could
have gone ahead and cast someone else, but she chose to wait." And the
rest as they say is history.
Rakshanda Khan too, chose to keep
away from television since Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin and Kyunki Saas Bhi
Kabhi Bahu Thi. Her comeback in Ammaji Ki Gali, where she essays the
role of a Punjabi housewife obsessed with cleanliness, is a welcome
She says, "I wanted to take a break because there was a
serious lack of good roles. I reasoned that if I had to get back to
being a slave of my work for 12 hours a day, 30 days a month, it better
be something substantial. The script of Ammaji... was very endearing and
my role very different from any that I have done before, so I took it
Hiten Tejwani, who was at one time doing multiple shows,
also vanished from the scene all of a sudden. He confesses that he was
bored of the kind of roles offered to him. But one saw him currently
Ratan Ka Rishta and also doing a cameo in Mukti Bandhan.Hiten Tejwani, Nausheen Ali Sardar, Shabbir Ahluwalia,
Mohnish Behl and Gaurav Chopraa
Nausheen Ali Sardar, whose girl-next-door act in Kkusum was widely
appreciated, suddenly gave up television for her Bollywood calling. But a
failed film career made her a tad wiser.
offers had also dried up, she made the smart move of taking on the role
of a mother to the lead in Beend Banoonga Ghodi Chadunga. Any regrets?
She says, "None at all. I have understood that the shelf life of a
heroine in films and more so in television is limited.
play mother to boys who are a year or two younger than me in real life.
But I would rather consider the fact that my role is meaty than the fact
that I am playing a mother's role. In Beend... my role is parallel to
that of the lead's, so I went ahead with it."
Chopraa made an interesting comeback in Uttaran after his last outing in
the reality show Pati, Patni Aur Woh, Shabbir Ahluwalia has made an
impact with his entry in Laagi Tujhse Lagan after his last fiction
outing Kayamath with Panchi Bora. The very suave Mohnish Behl returns in
the lead role of a silent lover in Kuch Toh Log Kahenge.
such formidable names back in the reckoning, one wonders if they will
now give the younger lead actors a run for their money. Only time will