Character pulls Mouni Roy back to fiction

Mouni Roy, still remembered for her role as Krishna in Star Plus’ Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, was dodging the fiction arena for a while and kept herself busy with reality shows like Pati, Patni aur Woh that aired on NDTV Imagine. However, the actress says that she was compelled to get back to fiction thanks to the simplicity of her character Roop in Zee TV’s Do Saheliyan, that is to launch on March 1st at the 10.30 PM slot.Mouni says, “I am a person who usually goes by instincts. After Kyunki, I just wanted to stay away from the monotony of fiction shows. But when I read the script for Do Saheliyan and got to know more about my character Roop, I instantly took a liking to her simple and unpretentious attitude. That’s what majorly attracted me to the role.”

Of course, there were other perks that were the reason for Mouni to sign for the role. “I love outdoor shoots and for this we had to shoot in Jaisalmer. So I was excited about working on this show. Also, the character Roop is very different from what I’ve done before. She has the guts to defy the utterly orthodox society she’s brought up in and elope with the one she loves but still she’s reticent. It was an amazing contradiction that I found appealing,” she says.

So did Mouni shop a lot in Jaisalmer? “No, I couldn’t do much of shopping there. Just picked a thing or two, that’s all,” she signs off.

Jatin Shah plays the love life of Mouni Roy in the show.

Mouni plays the cameo of Roop in Zee’s Do Saheliyan…Kismat Ki Kathputliyan, produced by Chota Ganpati Telecreations, that premieres on 1st March at 10:30 pm on Zee TV.

Report By: Susan Jose

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