'Live shows are challenging'

'Live shows are challenging'


BUSY: Sarah Jane Dias

Former Miss India and anchor Sarah Jane Dias has a lot on her plate. The lady, who was brought up in the Middle East and gained popularity in India as a VJ, speaks to Metrolife on her future plans and her new show Cafe Mic Testing which is currently on air.

“I had come to Mumbai to explore my country, when Channel V announced a VJ hunt,” she exclaims. The pretty lady gave it a shot, won the contest and became a VJ for the channel. “It was the first job that I ever had. It provided me a very good platform,” she says nostalgically. Sarah modelled for a few commercials and in 2007, took part in the Miss India pageant where she emerged as the Miss India-World  and as they say, the rest is history.

Her latest assignment is a talent hunt for voice over artistes, which airs on Zee Cafe. Sarah admits that she had a great time hosting the show. “It’s the first show I have anchored ever since I quit Channel V,” she says. “Since the show is a first of its kind and involves many games, it was extremely interesting for me. I found that live shows are challenging.”

Sarah is extremely attached to Bangalore as she shot for an English film here. “My second favourite City after Mumbai would either be Bangalore or Goa,” she laughs. “I lived in a bungalow in Koramangala for five months. I love the weather and I made some great friends while shooting for it.” She adds, “Of course, those days Bangalore used to be rocking all night long.” Speaking about a few hangouts in the City, she says, “I used to hang out with my friends in a lot of popular joints.”

During her free time, Sarah loves to spend time with friends. “Most of my hobbies revolve around music,” she says. So do we see any music album on the cards? “I hope so,” she answers. “The music scene has changed a lot over the past couple of years with the English music scene becoming diversified.” 

Who inspires her to pursue different fields like modelling, anchoring and acting with so much enthusiasm? “That was a question I used to answer during my school days,” she quips. “But you grow up to be your own self.”

Which role of hers does she find the most challenging? “Anything done live and at the spur of moment is always the most challenging,” she signs off.

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