I was probably ten years of age,life was pretty simple and revolved around my pokemon cards, Tom and Jerry and PPG. I hated watching daily soaps but willingly or unwillingly I had to be glued to the TV set at 11:30 PM.Reason being the most popular show of that time 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi'.One might think what would a 10 year old girl understand out of this daily soap but nevertheless I watched it.I wasn't a that behemothic fan of the show till one day my sister told me about an advertisement published in the newspaper by the showmakers to rope in a girl to play the role of K.T aka Krishna Tulsi.
This was the time I became inquisitive and started watching the show with keen interest to see who that girl would be from 'my city' who would enact K.T's character.Enter 'Mouni Roy', whoaa! With her entry me and my sister sought of pranced on my mother to explicate to her the entire story.I don't know why, but I felt as if she was someone I knew very well and hence told mother with immense pride and gratification that she was from Delhi.Needless to say, with Mouni Roy there, I became an avid viewer of the show.
I was so awed by K.T that one day I told my class teacher that from now on my name would be Krishna Tulsi. My teacher at that time said, "ok" but laughed out the incidence to my parents later on.
However, unfortunately the show soon came to an end and the fever for K.T soon vanished.
Years passed and after almost 6 years, as I was browsing through the channels one day, I saw this lovely princess in a show called 'Mahadev'. I stopped and was trying to figure out what was so alluring about this girl when suddenly there was bell ringing in my heart and I realized oh! she's K.T! It was like I found some long lost friend of mine,all the childhood memories were re winded and I went on to watch all episodes that were aired that day. Not only this, I watched all the previous episodes of the show and all the interviews of Mouni Roy, her dance performances, her other shows and what not!
So here is my first confession-It was Mouni Roy first, because of whom I developed an interest in the show 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev' and then of course Mohit Raina. Princess Sati was beautiful, charming with a right mix of attitude and ego which made every other guy go flat on her. ;)
Not once did I feel that it was Lord shiva's story, but that I was watching a modern times love story with Mouni Roy being a passionate teenager, lost in a world of fantasies, wanting just the love of her lover.Oh how much I adored her!
One of my favourite Sati episodes was when Sati dances and even Mahadev can't stop himself from accompanying her in the dance. Besides being perfect at her expressions, her dance moves were enough for us to deduce how passionate Sati's love was. It looked so real, the elegance with which she danced, made her my first 'Lady Crush' hehe. Really, she danced so well that even I wanted to ape the exact dance and de facto I did learn it later.
When Sati seared in the sacrificial fire, I could sort of relate with mahadev, he lost sati, I lost mouni (from the show), we cried along with Mahadev at the loss of his wife and at the loss of my favourite TV star from my favourite show. After the birth of devi Parvati, I stopped watching the show for sometime as I still was unable to overcome the gloom of her departure.
But thank heaven, she returned, though not as Sati but as Meera in a new show and my 'junoon' was back. Meera to me is modernised Sati and I feel that Mouni Roy in real life is similar to what she is on reel-extremly innocent.
Its such a treat to watch her. Mouni Roy is not 'just' a celebrity, she's a star born this way! :))