The year 2015, has been a great year for many television actors who rose to fame and got recognition with their stints on TV shows and online. Kavita Kaushik as Chandramukhi Chautala from ‘FIR’, Gaurav Gera as Chutki and Shopkeeper, Upasana Singh as Bua from ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ among others share their special moments of this year and reveal their plans for 2016.
Kavita Kaushik, who rose to success with her popular comedy TV show ‘FIR’, had seen amazing tranformation in herself on the small screen in 2015. From playing Chandramukhi Choutala in ‘FIR’ to participating in the dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’, Kavita talks about her success story and the most life changing experience in 2015 and her marriage plans in the coming year.
“It was a roller coaster ride. I went through an evolutionary process in my life, where from playing Chandramukhi Chautala I went on to doing Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa,which transformed me in a number of ways. It was exhausting yet exhilarating. Then Fakebook with Kavita happened, for which I am very grateful and happy to know that reviews are very positive. But the most life changing experience for me in 2015 was my dad getting cancer. So, I could not really enjoy the success I achieved but by God’s grace everything is getting better.”
Taking about her plans in the coming year, Kavita said, “This is going to be the best year of my life. For me personally, there really isn’t anything more important than family and this year I plan on spending as much time as possible with my family. Most of the time, due to work commitments all year round, it is difficult to make time for them, but I wish to change that this year. Also, marriage is something that I look forward to in the coming year.”
For Upasana Singh, the year 2015 professionally has been one of the best year of her life. The Judaai actress, who is now popularly known as Bua of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’, got many opportunities of doing shows abroad and spread her wings across the world.
“This has been one of the best years of my life. Professionally speaking, I couldn’t be more happier. I did so many shows with so many great actors and travelled across the world. Doing Total Nadaniyaan was one of the most rewarding experience of 2015. I anchored a show in Canada where Madhuri Dixit, Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha were a part of the show. Comedy Nights with Kapil happened in Canada where I anchored for the show as well. I also did many movies including, Chalk & Duster, Wedding Pulav etc So all in all, I was busy spreading my wings professionally all over the world.”
Upasana Singh, who had an amazing year so far, wants to carry forward her success and happiness in the coming year too.
“I will carry forward this amazing year of 2015 into 2016 and would love to travel more and do more shows and meet more people across the world. Movies will also be a special focus for me. Also, reducing weight is going to be my first priority this 2016. I have a goal set to reduce 8 kilos and I am definitely looking forward to getting a new fit look.”
Sugandha Mishra, a singer and a television presenter, who is known for her mimicking and comic singing, got many good opportunities in the year 2015. She got a chance to share a stage with megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and also received compliments from the nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar.
“This was a great year for me. I got a chance to share stage with the living legend Amitabh Bacchan Ji as well as performed in front of Dilip Sahab Ji. Got lot of compliments from the melody queen Lata Ji for my performance in an award show in which i was Didi’s avatar. I was also appreciated a lot for my anchoring in Comedy Ka Rocket which was a superb experience. I went for U.S tour for shows and they were all superhit.” Sugandha said.
While the year has been the memorable one for Sugandha, she will be launching her own music album and is very excited about it.
“I am expecting more good opportunities and i am fully ready to hit it. But specially people will see a different side of mine in 2016. I am planning to launch a music album of mine and i am extremely excited about it.”
Considering a landmark year in his life, Varu Badola, who had been out of the Television for a long time, is very happy about how the year 2015 went and is glad to be back on the small screen.
“It was a great year where I got appreciated for my work in Lete Hain Khabar, I put in a lot of hardwork and dedication in all my pursuits and i am glad to say that it paid off. Definitely a landmark year in my life and i am pretty happy about how it went.”
In the coming year, Varun’s new year resolution is to focus on pursuing his dreams that he was earlier hesitant about following it.
“My new year resolution will be to focus on pursuing my dreams and do things that I was earlier hesitant in taking up due to lack of time and other reasons. I have a keen interest in music and will be investing a lot more time in this. I also love riding bikes, and I am excited as I plan to make it a serious hobby in the coming year.”
Gaurav Gera aka Chutki
For ‘Chutki- The shopkeeper’ Gaurav Gera, 2015 has been a game changer. His Chutki-Shopkeeper videos went viral over the social media platforms and Bollywood biggies like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and others have used his medium to promote their films. Gaurav Gera shared his experience of 2015.
“It has been a game changing year for me. My videos that went viral did for me what no film or TV show could do. To see an idea take shape of such magnitude is a humbling experience. I started my own celeb show, Chutki Shopkeepaa Aur woh which has been a great experience and I feel absolutely loved and blessed.”
Gaurav Gera, in the coming year, is planning to take the idea of Chutki and Shopkeeper a notch higher. “I am planning to become a businessman and launch few merchandise for Chutki and Shopkeepaa.On the other hand, Chutki and Shopkeepaah have a mind of their own and they have already started planning their respective new year resolutions. Chutki is planning to go on a holiday spree this year, starting with Goa and surrounding herself with some firangis,while shopkeepaah is planning to become a top-notch cook in 2016.”