TV actress Giaa Manek, who became a household name after playing the lead role of ‘Gopi Bahu’ in Star Plus show ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya, was last seen in a special appearance in SAB TV’s ‘Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai’ in 2015. Now, she is all set to come back on small-screen. She will be back on TV after a gap of five years with Zee TV’s‘ Manmohini’ featuring Reyhna Malhotra, Ankit Siwach and Garima Singh in lead roles.
Giaa Manek will be seen playing the role of ‘Gopika’ in ‘Manmohini’. Her look in the show will be similar to her previous character ‘Gopi’ as she will be seen donning Gujarati sarees.
Speaking about her character in ‘Manmohini’, Giaa Manek told a leading daily that, “One might find a striking resemblance between Gopi and Gopika, but as the track shapes up, people will realise that the two are as different as chalk and cheese. While Gopi was docile and submissive, Gopika is fearless and bindaas. To be honest, I didn’t know that my character is named Gopika till a day before the shoot commenced.”
On being asked about returning to TV after a long time, she further told TOI that, “I got busy with projects in Indonesia. Gopi became such a huge brand that it became difficult to break away from that image. I kept getting similar offers until ‘Jeannie Aur Juju’ came my way. I guess people had apprehensions about me portraying bold characters or indulging in skin show.However, I am not averse to it, if that is the demand of the show.”
The news will surely make her fans super-happy.
On the career front, Giaa Manek quit ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’ to participate in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5’. She also played the lead role in SAB TV’s ‘Jeannie Aur Juju’ co-starring Ali Asgar.
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