Krishna Mukherjee, currently doing Star Plus show, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, as Aalia, would also love to try out nonfiction formats.
“As a choreographer-cum-actor, getting a chance to enter the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa fray would be a dream come true.”
Since she was earlier reported to be involved with co-star Aly Goni, we ask her about trying out Nach Baliye as well. “I expected this question. I am single, but if the creative makes my jodi with someone, why not? We also have to only act there, right?,” she says in a candid chat with IWMBuzz.com.
“As for fiction, I am now on the lookout for lead characters, as there is a buzz that finally our show might wrap up after a long glorious run. Being a bilingual (Bengali and Punjabi), a double role would be just what the doctor ordered.”
However, unlike other actresses, she is not very impressed with web series. “I don’t like adult hanky-panky stuff. Personally, I want to be a good desi TV bahu. I know it is a drain to weep 24*7, but let’s face it, they are ratings guzzlers.”
Krishna, who began with episodic, seems to be lucky not to have encountered any casting couch experiences. “I am not saying it does not happen. But, the fact is that no one is a kid here; you can easily guess what the other person wants. So the best thing is to keep a distance, and I did just that; and yes, ran a mile the moment I smelt a rat.”
Talking about her stint with this Balaji Telefilms venture, she says, “To be honest, at first I was not very enthusiastic about doing a character role, being unsure of importance. My mom forced me, and I am glad, for I have got lots of love and appreciation for my efforts. When I started, I just had 5000 odd Instagram followers and today I have 1.3 million. Best part is that with Aalia being just like me, I don’t need to act. I have learnt so much from Divyanka Tripathi. There is no one like her in our industry today. She is so natural with dialogue delivery and her improvisation always raises the bar by a notch.”
Well said, Krishna.