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The real Shruti



Tina Parekh.

HER IDOLS in today's filmdom are Kajol, Tabu and Rani Mukherji. But till the bright lights of tinsel town beckon her, she is happy with her small screen presence as Shruti in "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii" on STAR Plus. In fact, she adds that she is enjoying the role completely.

"Though Mumbai is full of celebrities, when people surround me in public places to say that the way Shruti is dealing with her circumstances in the serial is correct, I feel good. I feel I have succeeded in relating to my audience's emotions," says the real Shruti — Tina Parekh.

Describing the role as "quite realistic," Tina looks at this character as "somebody I am close to personally."

Starting off over two years ago, Tina says she never thought she would end up doing tele-serials.

"I was a shy girl. When in college, I started doing advertisements simply because my friends were into it and also, it gives you good pocket money," she recounts.

In came promotions like Rasna, Fairglow, ICICI Bank, Emirates, Pears, BSL Suitings, Ariel, Hero Honda, Lux, McDonalds and a few more.

Also knocking on her door were opportunities to act in soaps like "Khichdi," "Kahani Terri Merri," "Hip Hip Hurray," "Sshh... Koi Hai," "Mansha" and the big leap with "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii."

Being the first in the family to get into acting, she calls herself "the only black sheep in the family."

Already doing Sanjay Upadhyay's film "Satya Bol," Tina says she would not reject a meaty film role.

Though she is getting offers to do more serials, she says, "After being seen on two daily and one weekly soaps at present, I want to take it easy and have some time for my family too."

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