Mona Singh talks about her show India Banega Manch on Colors

She is cheerful and her million dollar smile lights up a dusky day. We are talking about fun-loving Mona Singh who saw Aonian heights of popularity playing Jassi in Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. Her success story continued with bucket full of successful shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 1, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Comedy Nights Bachao, Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar, Pyaar Ko Ho Jaane Do and Kavach…Kaali Shaktiyon Se. It’s over a decade old impressive body of work, which also includes flickers on the big screen space.

Now, she is set to enchant audiences again with her hosting skills in Colors’ reality show India Banega Manch (BBC Worldwide).  In a one-to-one exclusive interaction with Indianwikimedia, Mona spoke about her new journey, challenges and more…Excerpts…

Hi Mona, we are from Indianwikimedia, the latest destination for news and updates from television and digital industry…

I know, congratulations and wish you all a great success.

Thank you… tell us why you opted to host India Banega Manch?

One big reason…this show is not shot in the studios. It is one of a kind, first time in the history of Indian television concept and I love being a part of a project which is a clutter breaker. India Banega Manch is an epic show and I am glad to be a part of it.

It’s enthralling to shot on real locations.


We are actually getting out on the streets where there are no judges, no voting lines and none of the contestants are pleading for votes. You don’t have to impress the judges, you have to impress the real janta of India. Wherever the stage is set, the contestants have to garner maximum crowd attention to become the winner. It’s enthralling to shot on such real locations.

Sounds interesting…so what do you prefer more, acting or hosting?  

Well, I enjoy both because it balances me as a artist. There’s acting and then I take a break and then there’s hosting I take a break and the saga continues…

Talking about Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, do you think it should return on T or web like Sarabhai vs Sarabhai?  

(with a smiling face) That would be great but I don’t really what next can be shown in Jassi’s life as life came full circle for her. She cannot go back to looking ugly. So the makers have to chalk a new plot, if cracked, will definitely be a great proposition.

Well said…wow, we have a quick five questions for you and you have to answer them. Ready?

Oh yes…

Here you goWhat is the funniest thing that anyone has told you till date?

(smiles) People tell me that you are very beautiful but on TV you look unattractive. You are very thin in real life, but on TV you look fat. So it’s kind of weird.

Which TV show do you like to watch?

I love watching all travel and cooking shows.

According to you, who is the most popular actor on TV?

Karan Patel.

Tell us something about you that we don’t know yet…

Let that be a secret (laughs).

A question that you are always asked and you are tired of answering?

When will I get married? I am done with the query (smiles).

Well Mona, you are fast & fiery.  It was indeed great pleasure having a heart to heart conversation with you. Indianwikimedia wishes you luck and success.

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