I NEVER wanted to become an actor: Smita Jaykar


Smita Jaykar.

Renowned film, Television and theatre actor Smita Jaykar needs no introduction today.  The actor who won many hearts after her spirited performances in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and serial ‘Ghutan Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli’, Raahat plays mainstream character in Gajendra, Singh’s first fiction show ‘Ghar Aaja Pardesi’.  She once again teams up with Vikram Gokhale and doing her best in this show.  With such a novel concept and a strong line up of seasoned star cast Smita Jaykar aims to touch newer heights with her role.  She talks about this widely appreciated show.

Being a known actor how do you manage between career and home?

I live in a joint family.  My family is very supportive and encouraging.  My sons are grown up now so I work hard on the sets do justice with work and family.

How did this show happened?

Gajendra Singh was trying to cast me and Vikram Gokhale.  The subject was groomed around culture capital Banaras.  I liked the concept and signed ‘Ghar Aaja Pardesi’ immediately.

Tell us about this fiction show?

It is a beautiful story of an Indian family from Banaras.  It showcases the diversified cultures and traditions of our country.  It is about a girl from London adopts to the new cultures and lifestyle offered to her in India.

What is the USP of this show?

Shot mostly in Banaras, it stars seasoned actors like Mahesh Thakur, Anita Kulkarni, Ruchi Savaran and Pooja Banerjee.  The scale of the show is big.  The team is good and its making is totally different from other shows.

Tell us something what you think about the TV industry?

I never wanted to become an actor.  I wanted to see myself a lawyer.  But after doing some ‘good serials…. I think TV industry is lovely.  Once you are into it you can never leave it.

How do you unwind?

I love painting and singing.  I paint whenever I get time.  I enjoy singing daily.  Thas is how I unwind.

Any message for your fans?

Please keep watching my show.  Never stop to shower me with good wishes.  I am no one without my fans.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013