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'I thank my fans for being a special part of my life' - Smriti Irani

As Smriti Irani shares her feelings about india-forums.com in an exclusive video interview, Telly Buzz gives you a few excerpts on her thoughts...

Published: Wednesday,May 28, 2008 20:31 PM GMT-06:00
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On the occasion of Telly Buzz's first anniversary, Smriti Irani, the iconic bahu of Indian Television gets talking to our reporter Melanie about what she thinks about the site, her plans for the future and how her fans have been an intricate part in shaping her career as an actor and a producer in an exclusive video interview.

Here are some excerpts from the interview...

I thank my fans for being a special part of my life - Smriti Irani
With india-forums.com/tellybuzz completing a year and you being a regular reader here, what do you have to say about the site?

I login to India-Forums under a guise and whenever there is constructive criticism, I try to incorporate it in my work. Whenever something is said out of pure spite, which I have noticed, it happens at times, it’s nice to see that my fans are quick to defend me. I think any actor for a true measure of their performance, for a true measure of their likability should login to india-forums.com.

Smriti Irani is back in Kyunki. When do we see you return into Shantiniketan as the real Tulsi?

I really don’t know what is going to happen in the story track. My basic style of working is that I come on the sets, look at the scripts and then shoot. I don’t believe in heavy duty story sessions because I think I have made a place for myself in the industry where I don’t think I need to put that kind of pressure on the producer.

How is the track in Mere Apne going to proceed in the future?

I am very glad that Mere Apne has managed to get such high GRPs for 9X. The mission with which the show started was that it would get a visibility for the channel and that is what we achieved. This is my third project as a producer and I am very proud that whatever I create doesn’t end without any news. It creates that kind of an impact in the industry. Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan was a different story, Viruddh was completely different from the regular saas bahu dramas and though Mere Apne is set in a Benaras backdrop, it is more about the generation conflicts in a different flavor.

The audience has seen you as an actor and a producer. Now they get to see a different persona of you as an anchor on the reality show Yeh Hai Jalwa. How does it feel stepping into the shoes of an anchor?

I took up Yeh Hai Jalwa for three reasons only. Firstly, Indrani Mukherjee, the Chairperson of 9X, second is Cineyug and third being Sakshi Tanwar. I am enjoying my camaraderie with Sakshi. But honestly, my best anchoring work was doing a show Kuch Dil Se on SAB TV. The difference between the two shows is that Jalwa is completely scripted while Kuch Dil Se had me hosting impromptu.

A message for your fans.

You know the brilliance of my fans is that they don’t like messages. They don’t like to be preached and are very normal people. They don’t like to ponder too much, are very chilled out and that’s what I like about them. But this is to all my fans on india-forums who write about me, to me, for me and some against me. I’d just like to say thank you for standing by me, I read each one of your messages, and I really appreciate it because this industry is very tough with its ups come the downs. Whenever I feel low, whenever I want to measure myself as an actor or measure the impact I leave on the society as an actor, I login to india-forums. So thank you for being such a special part of my life.

To get a glimpse of Smriti Irani and to know what she has to say about all her fans, don't forget to watch her soon-to-be-uploaded exclusive video only on india-forums.com/tellybuzz

Reporter and Author: Melanie
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Zainab @*4rom heaven* 15 years ago smriti is jst too gud, she's definetely someone whom cnt be compared with anyone else in indian television!! i am sure waaris will do vry gud for 2 reason, smriti's show n iq's wrkin in it!!:)
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naaz @mofidan 15 years ago Hay! m Naaz from Fiji, i like Smirti's acting very much. Whenever i see her i remember my Khala in USA(my mum's sister) i always feel like my masi is with me whenever i see her. i n my sis always admire her. she is a good actress n i think she is also a very good human. i love her very much like my masi. may al-mighty god fulfill all her wishes n all her dreams may come true.
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Muniza Riaz @Infinitedreams 15 years ago I really love Smirti, and her show Virudh was rocking. Mini serial but very nice. She is wonderful person, actress, and producer.
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Sanz @smartc 15 years ago Hats off to Smriti for maintaining her own through thick and thin.. I really enjoyed Virrudh and believe that Smriti is not only an amazing actress but a producer of substance and great calibre. I am looking forward to her future projects and wish her all the best from my end.

Smriti ji: You're a legend in yourself and your humbleness and genuinely caring nature gives you the oomph that not everybody has in this industry. Thanks for an awesome interview and for acknowledging your fans. God Bless!

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saba @luv_pavi 15 years ago ohh smritii ji luvv u :)thanxx a lott forr cumingg bakkk
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neha @neha28 15 years ago smriti is the queen of the small screen
a great person n an ever better actor

i really wish tht her shows do well
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Adonis @adonis 15 years ago Well said CatWoman (clap clap clap) I fully agree with you. wherever you go there is always some ETHICS to be followed especially the so called people from the SHOW INDUSTRY.

I dont see any Indian Serials and neither do I know her, but she seems to be a LEVEL HEADED and MATURE lady who GIVES RESPECT AND TAKES RESPECT. She not once has revealed she is a big STAR or w/e. Her look is extremely dignifying and she has carried herself on IF with extreme poise and respect and I also agree with Angel16 she made a grave mistake by taking Iqbal Chacha in her serial. Hopefully she will realize her mistake and eliminate him soon from the serial, I want fresh and smart well educated faces in her serial :)
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KAT @Catwoman 15 years ago lol if she logs onto this place atleast she not bashing teenagers hehe... IF is the place to be if u want to grow as an actor

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shella @rani2008 15 years ago awwwwwww she soo down to earth i love her being do natural.. cant wait to see ur waaris all the bestt ofthe besttttttttt;
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anku- @anku- 15 years ago I really adore Smritis interviews...they are just fantasticc! I still remember last year wat she said about old members being welcomed again...it was so good to hear her!!
One thing I dont like...why Iqbal in her showw!! No smriti, nooo!! loll...thanx for the article! :)
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