Courtesy : <img src="http://www.india-forums.com/tellybuzz/images/uploads/5E5_jig_1.jpg" align="left" border="0Flip through the daily soaps on television today, and a viewer finds that a woman’s closest companion is not her husband, mom, sister or even a pet – rather its her makeup. Women seem to eat, sleep, wake up with prim and polished faces covered in make up.
Look at any lady on TV, even those who are supposedly mothers and grandmothers at the ages of forty plus look ever so perfect as they are soaked in make up and adorned with heavy saris and elaborate jewelry. Even vamps like the very popular Jigyasa of Kasamh Se fame, a grandmother of a 8/9 year old, is clad in heavy make up and huge bindis.
Courtesy : <img src="http://www.india-forums.com/tellybuzz/images/uploads/583_jig_2.jpg" align="right" border="We caught up with the most stylish grandma of Hindi Television soap - Jigyasa, played by Ashwini Kalsekar.
Courtesy : <img src="http://www.india-forums.com/tellybuzz/images/uploads/ZBD_Jig_3.jpg" align="left" border="0But that does not explain the loads of make up and the heavy sarees in everyday life! We counter. ' To some extent, I agree to that, she mellows down after giving it a thought.' But then,' she further elaborates,' some amount of glamour is needed in a daily soap. Moreover, many women don't feel comfortable without any makeup on. So that could explain the heavy make up.'
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But why don't we see simple elegant salwars of light chiffons? ' I think many of the ladies are now seen in such light sarees and chic looks. But as I said, it depends a lot on the character portrayed.' Ashwini explains. ' Moreover, we have such long hours of shoot. Frankly, it gets very difficult to have heavy make up on in one scene, remove it for the next and put it back on for the one after. It's just not feasible. It's a technical problem, and there is no simple solution. That is one reason why you might at times see the ladies going to bed with their full makeup on. In fact, personally, as soon as I get the script in hand, I check it and if I have any scenes that day which require little make up, I shoot them first.'
The gorgeous onscreen grandmother makes a valid point as she signs off.