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Uncomfortable with glamour
Though the pretty and dusky Krishna Kaushik happens to be the daughter of the well known lyricist Sudhakar Sharma, she concedes that unlike her versatile father who has been writing lyrics besides having acted in quite a few films, she just cannot concentrate on writing since she is not as creative as he is.

Says Krishna, “I am quite happy with the accolades that I have been getting for my role as Divya in the serial Mangalsutra on air on Doordarshan. I have no regrets that I am not getting any offer to act in a film in Bollywood, though my father has his own contacts. I have nothing against acting in films, but the reason that I am shying away from acting in Hindi films is that I just cannot join the rat race to show off my body since I come from a very conservative as well as traditional family. I have acted in films in Gujarathi as well as Rajasthani. I will be only too glad to act in a family social in Hindi, say like the ones that Rajshri Pictures make. I have also acted in Bhojpuri music videos. Salman Khan and Kajol are my favourite actors.”

Sad situation
Colors presents Parichay on September 28 at 9.30 pm. The Chopra household is abuzz with Anand’s wedding preparations.

All of a sudden, Veena sees an ambulance parked outside the house. Her husband, sons and Siddhi, her soon-to-be daughter-in-law come out from it.

She steps out and sees her family devastated along with a dead body being brought out of the ambulance, covered in a white cloth and smeared  with blood. Will she find the real reason, behind the sad faces of her family?

‘Taking breaks are important’
Actor Mohnish Behl feels taking small breaks in between projects help him prepare for a new start. Behl, 48, who started his career in 1982 with films and then shifted to small screen with the serial Sanjivani, feels gaps are necessary for an actor to grow.

He will be seen again portraying the character of a doctor in Sony Channel’s mismatched love story Kuch To Log Kahenge. “I have always taken gaps of eight months after finishing a particular project. The gap rejuvenates me and motivates me to start up a new project with new energy. I have never overloaded myself with work and gaps are integral part of an actor’s life because it always helps an actor to grow,” he said.

At a time when actors have small shelf-life on small screen, Behl has been one of the most loved faces on TV despite being choosy in selecting the roles.While most of the small screen stars have added reality shows to their portfolio, Behl, son of actress Nutan, says he is not charmed by the world of reality.

 “I will never do reality shows because I don’t believe in portraying a non-fictional character on-screen. I am an actor and would like to play a character. I need a role and script where I can bring life through my acting prowess. I don’t see myself as an entertainer,” he says.

“Sanjivani was a hospital-based drama and playing the character of a doctor was an intrinsic part in it. Whereas this particular serial is a mismatched love story of two people who only share the same profession.

Here, the emphasis is not on the profession rather it stresses on love story,” he said. Kuch To... is an adaptation of ‘Dhoop Kinare’, the cult Pakistani television drama. But Behl says he didn’t watch the serial to infuse originality in the character.

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