It's Hats Off for Apara and Kiran
Apara Mehta and Kiran Karmarkar have finally broken off the Balaji fold! The duo have been signed on by Hats Off for their latest social thriller based on Aatish Kapadia's novel, Resham Dun.
Kiran Karmarkar playing a drunkard (Shantanu) in the show
The cast includes Rahil Azam, Maulli Ganguly, Apara Mehta, Kiran Karmarkar and Sumit Raghavan and Yash (playing Maulli's kid). After churning out fine shows like Instant Khichdi and Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai the production house headed by JD Majethia and Aatish Kapadia, started shooting from 30 April for their thriller to be aired on Star One.
"I play Shantanu Balraj, an alcoholic in the show who's not the typical drunkard. He has a heart of gold and leaves the house. My brother in the show played by Rahil Azam (plays Aditya) gets me home and tries to change me - he thinks I am the best person on this earth and that I am always right. He is a forth right guy and how he changes when things go wrong in the family. It's not a central character like Kahani….but it's an important character and an extremely different one! JD has looked into minute details of the show," says Kiran Karmarkar who is also doing two plays besides the show.
Apara Mehta plays the caretaker of the house who brings up Shantanu and Aditya.
Apara Mehta playing a caretaker(Janaki Ben)in the show
Apara who was unceremoniously dropped from Kyunki…has now got another meaty role in Saat Phere, but it's this show that marks her full fledged entry into a show outside of Balaji.
"The show is full of mysteries and I've a different role. She's someone who has motherly affection for everyone. I have known JD and Aatish since ages and when JD called me to talk about the role I simply agreed to doing it. I play a simple sari clad widow who has brought up the kids of the house and how at a crucial point in the their lives things change!" says Apara, who is extremely content playing a wicked aunt in Saat Phere and simultaneously doing theatre.
JD Majethia is extremely keen on having Sumeet Raghavan in the show but Sumeet has date problems due to which he is still unsure about signing the show.
"I will give my right hand for JD's show as I've worked with them and know them so well. But I am going to Ooty with my family for a vacation besides I am busy shooting for Akela. I will have to work out the dates for JD's show and I know it will be a good role," adds Sumeet.
JD was unavailable for comments as he was busy shooting in Madh Island.