The doctor says...
LONG AFTER Gurdip Kohli closes her conversation with you, the aftertaste lingers She is like a whiff of fresh air that you wish to breathe in..
Not that she is any different in her solitary small screen role in Sanjeevani - A Medical Boon. Dr. Juhi of this Star Plus prime-time rollout is an innocent, captivating small-town girl blessed with a heart of gold.
A heartbreaker and most times heartbroken herself, a wronged persona Juhi has all the viewer sympathy for herself.
And, bridging this gap between the real and reel self, this 23-year-old Mumbaikar finds a correlation: "I am a sensitive person and Juhi's characterisation brings us to the same platform. And, like her, I am a family person. I could make Juhi look real."
Perhaps here lies the answer to her appeal in the serialthan her modelling assignments (she has done 60 advertisements.) Though not formally trained in acting, Gurdipsays she used to imitate people. "While doing a serial, you are acting almost everyday and that helps you improve your skills," she says. Unlike many tele-actors, she insists on her "private time" and is not interested in featuring in more than one soap at a time. But this lone telly performance has given her all that an actor normally looks for. Besides viewers' attention, it seemed to have also grabbed the notice of filmmakers.
"I have been getting offers from reputed banners. I am not in a hurry. I want to give it some thought," this one-time graphic designer states.
SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY
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