Talented actress Jayshree Venkatramanan, who became a household name after portraying the character of grown-up Nanhi in Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, is kicked to play an iconic character Kajal Bhai in Big Magic’s Hum Paanch Phir Se (Esselvision).
“I am glad that I have got this opportunity to play an iconic character on small screen. I am playing a part which has already created a mark on audience’s heart so they have an image of Bhairavi as Kajal Bhai in their mind hence, I have to put double effort to make an impact. However, the good part is that the show has returned after 22 years so we have new generation watching it. They will have new mind set and will love our show and our flavour to it,” says the actress.
When we ask Jayshree if she has taken any inspiration from the original series, she quips, “My character is little different from what Bhairavi played, she was Mumbaiya tapori and I am Haryanvi tapori. I have grown-up watching her as Kajal Bhai but I don’t want to copy her as I want audience to like me as Kajal Bhai with my own flavour added to it.”
She continues, “I am not even close to what she has done in the show. She is iconic in her own way but I want to make my place in audience’s heart.”
As we know the show is being aired on Big Magic, however, if it would have been on any other top channel does she think it would have garnered more audience? “In today’s time each and every channel is creating its niche and increasing its expenses with each passing day. People are open to changes and new things. I feel it all depends on what you offer your audience. I believe Hum Paanch Phier Se will be a game changer for us and the channel too,” avers Jayshree.
Finally, Jayshree feels that Na Bole Tum has been a blessing in her career, “Audience started recognizing me after I did Na Bole Tum. It was a game changer in my career. I am very choosy when it comes to roles. I can’t pick up anything as I need to be satisfied as an actor. As Nanhi from Na Bole Tum, I have explored a lot. Audiences still remember our scene and show. It was a wonderful experience working for it,” ends the pretty girl.
We wish Jayshree good luck for her show!