Popular TV actor Chhavi Mittal, one of the pioneers of the popular web series movement, is giving a seasonal break to her first series, Men-The Real Victims and she tells us why.
“Karan Mehra is busy with his new SAB TV show TV, Biwi Aur Main, hence we have started working on a new series The Better Half with Sukant Goel (theater and Kapoor & Sons fame) playing my screen husband,” says Chhavi.
Here the characterization of the husband is different as he is more vocal and confident. “Yes, we deliberately changed the persona as we did not want a clash with Shalani (Chavvi) and Ashwin’s (Karan) story board. Also there was a feedback that Ashwin was too henpecked. Men The Real Victims will be back after a while.”
So is she of the opinion that audiences might feel jarred seeing a new face since the new series looks quite similar to Men The Real Victims?
“I agree there might be initial issues but it happens on broadcast as well, but over time the character grows on audiences. After the super popularity of Men The Real Victims, when we launched Pyaar Ka Punch, where we have a very street smart husband (Pracheen Chauhan) who knew what to say to floor the wife (Pooja Gor) the audiences were not happy with the shift in thought, but over time many people started liking it more than Men-The Real Victims.”
Interestingly, the female led of PKP first was Shweta Gulati, who was later replaced by Pooja.
It has been two years since Chavvi and director-husband Mohit Hussein started SIT. “Our other recent offering Bin Bulaye Mehmaan which again starred Sukant and Manasi Parekh as the intruding guests became very popular,” ends Chavvi, who was last seen in Krishnadasi (Colors) on the tube.