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It's a "wo-men's" world on Indian television
04 Jul 2013 05:58 PM |
Over the years, the fact has been ascertained that Indian television is primarily the realm of the fairer sex. However, the fun quotient accentuates when a "male" dresses up as a woman and plays an interestingly sketched character in a show.
So can we use the word "she-male" in this context?? Okay…let it be…
Coming back to the point, cross dressing to achieve a conceptual comic relief seems to be emerging into some kind of a trend in today's small screen scenario.
The idea is not new as yesteryear male actors have successfully managed to entertain viewers using their feminine touch.
The best that comes to our mind is Rajesh Khera who played Sanam in Aasman Se Aage, as one of the judges on the dance reality show the serial was based on. Rajesh who has been on TV for quite a long time has pleased the audience and critics alike. He spoke about why an actor will ever want to change his gender on screen for a role. "First and foremost, we as actors should be prepared to make fun of ourselves on screen. There should be no shyness; and no space for apprehension in work. And I am confident enough that I will do justice to any role, so I am all game for it." (Commendable confidence for sure!!!)
"An actor should do stuff out of the box. That way he gets noticed, or else it's the same on TV these days. Acting as a woman is not that difficult as it seems, as 60 per cent of the job is done through costumes and hairstyle, while the rest of the lachaks and aadayein is for you to do," he further adds.
This change from a man to a woman may or may not excite some, but it surely leaves a mark in your mind. And as Rajesh mentions, that is the core ambition of a performer; to get noticed.
Women rules on Indian TV…aise bhi…waise bhi!!!
ASA was indeed a beautiful show glad even after a year an article snippet has its name mentioned . A show made with quality & creativity which definetly lacks big time on the tube now a days