The Famous Five are back!
[ Friday, November 04, 2005 09:57:21 pmTIMES
NEWS NETWORK ]
Comedy is serious
business. Thus, to make a mark in this genre is indeed commendable.
Ironically, much before producer Ekta Kapoor
became famous for her saas-bahu serials, Hum Paanch, the comic tale of a
harried father and his five daughters, was her first successful series.
Commencing in 1995, it went on for five years,
immortalising the characters and their quirky characteristics that made for
very interesting watching. Now, Hum Paanch Ab tadkah maar ke! is back in an
all-new format with more mirch-masala, with almost the same star cast.
Vandana, who plays the role of Meenakshi –
the hardcore man-hater, feminist, reveals, "Nothing much has changed
fundamentally. Only now, I'm shown married with a daughter, seen with a
belan in my hand, almost always, and my husband is very scared of me!"
Bhairavi, playing Kajal Bhai, the tomboy with
a no-nonsense attitude, shares, "In spite of five years having gone by,
I don't think we're looking so different for the viewers to have forgotten
us. Whoever I met, said they would love to watch Hum Paanch again. So I'm
sure it'll do well this time too."
Chhoti, the gossip monger, played by Pusshti,
is a new entrant in the serial, but for the way they have welcomed her, she
hardly feels so. "It really feels like family, though I'm new to the