I play the role of Maasa in “Karmyudh”- Rohini Hattangadi
Rohini Hattangadi born in Maharashtrian Saraswat Brahmin family is a critically acclaimed actress for her performances in films like Gandhi, Saaransh etc. Rohini Hattangadi will soon be seen in a very prominent role in the forthcoming serial “Karmyudh” on Doordarshan. Recently, during the shoot of “Karmyudh” in future studios, we got into a conversation with Rohini Hattangadi on her new endeavor. Excerpts -
· What is the story of “Karmyudh”?
The story of “Karmyudh” is about a young, dynamic politician named Yashwant Chauhan and his police officer wife Shivangi. Both of them love each other very much, but have different ideologies. I play the role of Yashwant’s mother who always supports her children in the time of need and stands by truth. If I have to choose between my son and his wife I always support his wife as I believe she is extremely dedicated and sincere when it comes to her work.
· How do you think will the audience respond to the unconventional story of “karmyudh”?
I think that the audience will definitely like this serial, as the story is very uncommon from the usual serials you get to see nowadays. It is based on the actual happenings in our day-to-day life and the society around us. We also have a plot based on a “Hit and Run” accident which the audience can relate to as such things are taking place in our society. The name “Karmyudh” is aptly given as we will be showing characters either giving in or standing up against injustice.
· In your opinion how long should a serial run on television?
A serial should be over when the story doesn’t entertain the audience anymore. There used to be a time when a serial used to complete its run in 13 or 26 episodes and this used to keep the audience glued to their television sets. But this is not very easy to say as it depends on the producer or the channels and mainly the preferences of the audience.
· Tell us something more about your experience in comedy serials.
I loved acting in comedy serials, as I have a ‘sense of humor ‘too. I enjoyed playing the role of “Daku-amma” in the serial “Gun wale dulhaniya le jayenge”. Apart from this serial I have also acted in “Lo ho gayi Pooja is ghar ki” which was also a comedy serial. My roles in the movies “Chaalbaaz”, “Jalwa” and a few Marathi movies had the audience in splits by laughing.
· Are you doing any other soaps on television?
I am doing a show on ETV Marathi “Char diwas sasu che” which has won the “The Limca Book of World Records” award for airing 2250 episodes successfully. I have acted in that serial for the past 9 years. Apart from this I am also acting in another Marathi serial titled “Aaie”.
· Tell us something about your son Asim and his acting career.
My son has done English theatre with Naseeruddin Shah and his group, Hindi theatre with Makarand Deshpande and Marathi theatre with me. He is a very good and a hardworking actor and I am not saying this just because he is my son, but from the point of view of an actor and a spectator. The way he is working right now he is sure to become a successful actor in the future.
· Any plans to launch your son in movies?
I haven’t thought of launching him as an actor. If he’s a good actor he will get his recognition.
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