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Mona inspired by Amitabh Bachchan’s energy and workaholic nature

Mona said she accepted 'Yudh' for three reasons- opportunity to work with Amitabh Bachchan, creative director Anurag Kashyap and her character. Mona said she accepted 'Yudh' for three reasons- opportunity to work with Amitabh Bachchan, creative director Anurag Kashyap and her character.
Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Posted: July 20, 2014 3:16 pm

Popular TV actress Mona Vasu, who returns to the small screen with megastar Amitabh Bachchan starrer show ‘Yudh’, is amazed by the energy and workaholic nature of the actor at this age.

Mona said she accepted ‘Yudh’ for three reasons- opportunity to work with Amitabh Bachchan, creative director Anurag Kashyap and her character.

The show traces the journey of a real estate baron Yudhishthir Sikarwar, his struggle with his collapsing health, his battle with business rivals and his complicated family equations.

“My first scene was with him (Bachchan). It was an office scene. We did it for two three times and then got it (right). It was an amazing experience working with him. Even at this age (71) he is energetic. He is so workaholic.

“He works from morning till 2 am, which was truly inspiring… A superstar like him doesn’t need to do this,” Mona told PTI.
“On the sets, he was like any other normal actor. He would rehearse with us. He is very down-to-earth and has a great sense of humour. I hope we have a second season of the show and I get to work with him again,” she said.

Mona plays the head of media relations of the construction company owned and run by Bachchan on the show.

“It is a very interesting character of a bi-curio. She is kind of exploring her sexuality. It is something that I have not done before. Then how her personal life gets muddled with professional and how she sails through the situation,” Mona said.

“I like to take up challenging roles and I was not uncomfortable with it. It is not that in the show we are highlighting (the lesbian part). In real life there are people who are supporting this. Hope it is well accepted,” she said. It will be first time that the Indian audience will be exposed to this aspect of lesbianism in a Hindi TV serial.

Mona says she is getting “good response” from her family and friends for the show, which airs on Sony.

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