A new mix in Remix
"Remix" on Star One will soon have two new characters.
We no longer have personal lives of our own. The traits of our characters have started reflecting in our off-screen personalities. Shweta Gulati
THE GANG The four man characters of the Star One show, "Remix".
The Star One soap "Remix" has something new to talk about. Very soon, the four major characters of the serial will swell to six. No, there won't be a change in the basic storyline but yes, you would obviously see more action with the entry of two more characters into this gang of four spoilsports.
Dished out in the name of today's youth, the serial very much needs something new to beat the monotony of the predictable dialogues and dos. The two new characters would be called Shyla Oberoi and Raghu Deshpande and they are supposed to make life miserable for the foursome - Tia, Avnesha, Yuvi and Ranvir. The four protagonists of "Remix", in New Delhi to take part in a functionon World AIDS Day,seem quite convinced with the content of the soap. Shweta Gulati, playing the role of Tia, even says, "We no longer have personal lives of our own. The traits of our characters have started reflecting in our off-screen personalities. For instance, I never use to do this," moving her fingers through her hair, "but now I am used to this, as I have actually started thinking like Tia." Her role in
Big screen plans
"Remix" is keeping Shweta so busy that the actress, who earlier appeared in tele-serials like "Shagun", "Kyun Hota Hai Pyarr" and "Lipstick", says she is "rejecting all the saas-bahu serials and even film offers."
However, Shweta is making her big screen debut next year in a film "Detective Nanny".
But for her co-actor Raj Singh Arora (who plays Yuvi in "Remix"), Bollywood is the ultimate dream and he is ready to do anything to fulfil it. His father wanted him to become a lawyer, but his heart was set on acting from the very beginning. "Now my family is happy with my choice," he adds with a smile.
Also holding a hope in the heart to make it to Bollywood is Karan Wahi, who plays Ranvir. He says he won't do any more serials after this as he is "a dreamer" and so Tinsel Town is the sole destination for him. "If not an actor, I would have been a cricketer. But then, acting opportunities came to me and so I left the hope of making it big in cricket," he explains.
For the message
Priya Wal describes herself "as a fighter for a cause." Playing the role of Anvesha, she asserts, "The serial is spreading a message not by way of a lecture but in an entertaining way through a medium with which young people can connect."
Well, with the entry of the two new characters, let's hope this `connectivity' becomes a tad more effective.
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