Having fun as ‘father’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Oct 2018 14:54:21


SAB TV is all set to add one more fictional series to its laughter ride with its latest offering Mangalam Dangalam - Kabhi Pyaar Kabhi Vaar. “Mangalam Dangalam will touch your heart, while making you laugh…” says Manoj Joshi who will play Sanjeev Saklecha in the show.

Please tell us about your character in Mangalam Dangalam?
My character, Sanjeev Saklecha, is an owner of a wedding trousseau and accessories shop. In his shop, he sells a variety of things related to weddings for both, bride and groom. He is possessive about his daughter to an extent that he cannot tolerate a guy looking at or even being around his daughter. The show tells the story of a family in Indore in MP, however, one can definitely find such fathers in every house. Every person and family in India will relate to the show and its characters.

How do you feel this show is different from any other show on television?
I would say there are all kinds of emotions in this show. Of course, there is humour which is the main element of this show. There is sadness, courage, romance and more, making it a complete package.

Any special reason that you agreed to do this role?
The main reason is that I have never seen such a character on television, despite having been associated with this medium since the time there weren’t as many channels. I have worked for serials with a different touch. I am doing this show because I had never played a comic role in a television show, especially a character with so many layers and emotions. I feel television has indeed made me a mature actor. My base is theatre, but this medium has taught me how to deliver productively in limited time. Sanjeev Saklecha is a very different character, which I feel, represents a typical Indian father who can be found in every house, and hence I agreed to do it. He is emotional on the inside and tough on the outside.

For more tune into Mangalam Dangalam, starting November 13, Mon-Fri at 7:30 pm, on Sab TV.