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Constraints are probably a wrong way to describe the larger than life and the constantly-hopping-around persona of VJ Juhi. Seated quietly,for a chat...

Written by Rohan Swamy |
March 5, 2009 12:11:41 am

VJ Juhi speaks about the reality television series she is currently hosting,her passion for VJing and why she cannot stop talking

Constraints are probably a wrong way to describe the larger than life and the constantly-hopping-around persona of VJ Juhi. Seated quietly,for a chat,it is her eyes that give away her bubbling persona. After the initial pleasantries are done,she jumps into her real self and announces her arrival,in full throttle.

“I hate being confined to a particular place,or method,or a routine. Normal mundane things disinterest me as easily as they do a child. It is probably a reason as to why I have always been doing things in an unplanned manner. Its more fun this way,” says Juhi.

In the city to host the television reality series In Your Fest,which is a campus festival based reality show,she says,“The concept of the show really intrigued me because no one has ever documented the happenings behind the stage of what goes into making a college cultural event a success. The pitfalls,the meetings,the strategies,the fights,the plans,all make for an interesting watch. Besides,it also shows the imperfect side of a seemingly perfect college festival. Also,I was a very lazy person in college and I never took interest in organising college festivals so I guess as a host this is my chance at redemption. ”

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The Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication’s annual college festival,Fest O Comm is the setting for the show,which will hit the tube this Friday onwards. Speaking about her role in the show she says,“I am the sutradhaar. I link the different happenings of the show and explain to the audience what is happening and what can they expect to see in the future episodes.”

“VJ’ing didn’t happen overnight. I had been doing a whole lot of jobs before finally settling here. I worked in a modeling agency; a call centre and a whole lot more. However when I finally landed here as a VJ it struck me as to how much creative freedom one had. More than that I realised this was one of the very few professions where I could speak totally useless stuff,laugh at my own bad jokes and yet get away without a bashing. I was being paid to talk which I love a lot,so hey who’s complaining,” she adds with the air of a philosopher.

“Pearls of wisdom for the youth…hmm that’s a tough one,considering that I do not advice people about anything,but yeah they can just be themselves and be proud of who they are. Rather than be an ape,you might as well be a smart monkey,” she adds with an air of finality.

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