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All these years,I’ve been treated as the underdog. My full potential has still not been realized.

Written by Shalini Langer |
March 7, 2009 4:05:26 pm

Sometimes television vamp,sometimes stand-up comic,the versatile Urvashi Dholakia speaks about the need to keep reinventing oneself

All these years,I’ve been treated as the underdog. My full potential has still not been realized. But it should be remembered that when the underdog makes a mark,it’s forever,” says Urvashi Dholakia,the scheming Komolika in Kasauti Zindagi Ki,Pooja in Mehendi Tere Naam Ki and of course,the hilarious better half of the inimitable Shakeel Siddiqui in Comedy Circus. Dholakia was in town to inaugurate the Fashionista exhibition at Ishanya Mall yesterday.

Holding forth on the need to be selective in choosing projects in future,Dholakia,dressed in a chic white top and ankle-length jeans,with stark white strap-ons says,“I’ve done all kinds of roles,across all genres. From the conniving Komolika in Kasauti Zindagi Ki to the naïve Archita in Kahin Toh Hoga and then,of course,the sensible Pooja in Mehendi Tere Naam Ki,I’ve gone through the gamut of roles. And the best part is people have loved me in all roles.” In addition,the huge success of the Shakeel-Urvashi pairing in Comedy Circus has proved that this half-Punjabi,half-Gujarati lady can do all kinds of roles with aplomb. “Even though I’ve not been on the scenario for about three months now,I still get the same kind of affection from the audiences as earlier,” she adds.

So,does she plan to come back in a comic or a more conventional role in future? “You tell me,which role is left for me to explore now? I’ve done such diverse roles that now I’m biding my time and being very selective. I’ve done so much comedy,that it’s not in the reckoning as on date. But may be,sometime later,I could look at that again,” avers Dholakia,every bit as humourous in real life as she is on the telly with Shana Shakeel.

Speaking of Shakeel,she says it’s great that their pairing worked so well in Comedy Circus but that now she wants to explore a different aspect of her personality. “You know what,I know I can do much better in future. If I can pair up with Shakeel Siddiqui and become such a success,I can succeed with anyone and everyone else,” she adds,tongue firmly in cheek.

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