Serial content has barely changed in 12 years: Manasi
Manasi Joshi Roy was a little nervous when she recently faced the camera after a long gap. The actor, who is back with a fiction show on the tube after 12 years, says that she felt somewhat anxious on the first day of the shoot. However, soon she started enjoying the process all over again.
Explaining why she was away from shows for such a long time, she says, “I was waiting for something good to fall in place, but nothing concrete was happening till my current show came my way. I was a little nervous on the first day, but I guess that helps, because such things push you to perform better. Now that I am back, honestly I feel that certain things on TV are still the same in terms of the daily dynamics and content. It reminded me of my Kkusum days. But, of course, there is a change in efficiency and dedication. And there is some experimentation, too,” she says, smiling.
As for what kept her busy during her break after Nach Baliye (2005), Manasi, who is married to actor Ronit Roy, says, “I was taking care of my daughter. Kiara is 15 now. She is very supportive of my career. I also got busy starting my production house.”
Manasi earned accolades for her portrayal of Sudha in Saaya (1999). The actor says, “Working on the show was a memorable experience. People still remember me as Sudha... it feels amazing. I am still in touch with all my co-stars — Achint Kaur, R Madhavan, Anup Soni — and director Sanjay Upadhyaya.”