Rajshri Thakur seems to be among the few leading TV stars of the day, who have kept away from reality shows. “I am not comfortable with this entire SMS vote format. If such competitions were genuine, then it would have been a different ball game altogether! And secondly, we are actors, why should we suddenly try to become dancers and singers? I also love to shake a foot, but that's for my personal pleasure and not for public consumption”, quips the dusky beauty.
But are such shows not a platform for actors who have yet to arrive? “May be different people have different reasons for taking part in such tamasha's”, comes the spontaneous reply from Rajshri.
Coming to Saat Phere, this LLB graduate says that, “Saloni over the past two years has seen lot of growth; at first she was a submissive woman, but later she comes into her own and starts fighting not only for her, but for others as well. As an actor also, I have got to play different kind of roles, within the same character, i.e. from a kid to a banjaran”. Did you make any special preparation for the latter track? “None whatsoever, I did not even know what my character was doing, until my scheduler told me that, I have to play a folksy lady”, chirps Rajshri.
Had the show not began on the fair vs. dark girl syndrome and meandered away to something different? “Please forward this question to the channel and the creatives. As an actor, I do not bother about these things”, says Rajshri. In closing, she refused to speculate on the reasons why this Zee TV daily had dipped in TRP some time back and was now making a come back. “Honestly this entire rating game goes over my head. Nobody can hazard a guess as to what the public will like”.
Author: Anil Merani