Se­rial con­tent has barely changed in 12 years: Manasi

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

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.”

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