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I, Me, Myself! – Shashank Vyass!

Let us introduce you all to a guy who is not only very down to earth but is also humble about life. He takes life’s challenges with a smile and listens to criticsism with honesty.You all know him as Jagya in “Balika Vadhu”, but we at Rangmunch.TV bring you the real man Shashank Vyass who with his straight forward approach to life and work is slowly creating a niche for himself .
Rangmunch : What’s the craziest thing you want to do?

Shashank: Sky diving I guess. Seeing the movie “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” has  motivated me. Lets see how it comes across.

Rangmunch: What’s your biggest fear?

Shashank: After telling a lie, being caught by some one.

Rangmunch: What do you think you need to change about yourself?

Shashank: I want to control my anger. Anger is not related to someone but it is within you, so yes I wanna control that.

Rangmunch: What is missing in your life at the moment?

Shashank: Basically I lost my Mother in February 2009. That’s been the biggest loss to me and I really miss her at the moment.

Rangmunch: Do you think everthing happens for a reason?

Shashank: For sure, and that to for a good reason.

Rangmunch: Do you let other people’s negativity affect you?

Shashank: No, never. If I am a positive person, then why should I let it affect me? I’m working in a cut throat competitive enviorment and if I have to survive, then I can’t let negativity affect me.

Rangmunch: Who has had the greatest impact on your life?

Shashank: My mother. While my father taught me how to work, my mother told me how and when to do that.

Rangmunch: As an actor what is your long term program, say 5 years from now?

Shashank: I would love to play negative roles as I would learn a lot from that.

Rangmunch: Do you watch any other show on TV?

Shashank: Well I watch Discovery Channel and loads of movies. Basically I am a movie buff. I never miss a new release. I loved watching Bol, Bodyguard and The girl in yellow  boots.

Rangmunch: Do you smile more than you frown?

Shashank: Yes I do.

Rangmunch: One thing you are grateful for in life?

Shashank: To be a part of the most popular show Balika Vadhu. To be working with senior actors in a high brand show which was already doing so well and that too doing a lead role. To be working here in Balika Vadhu, is like getting trained from the best training academy.

Rangmunch: Do you miss your hometown?

Shashank: No, not that much. After my mother passed away, I can’t stay for more than 2 days. “Bohot khali khali lagta hai.” Moreover my Father goes to work, and my sister is married. Mumbai is better, since it keeps me busy all the time.

Rangmunch: If not an actor, then what would you have become?

Shashank: If not an actor then I would have completed my MBA and taken up a job.

Rangmunch: How do your friends react now seeing you on small screen?

Shashank: My friends have been my driving force. Seeing me do plays in college, they always said to pursue acting and told me “ja Mumbai ja.” Today my friends are very happy for me. I have five close friends, three from my college while the other two are my room- mates in Bombay.

Rangmunch: Were you a back bencher or a front bencher in school?

Shashank: Considering my height, I was always made to sit at the back. Also I could never be the monitor of my class since I did a lot of masti.

Rangmunch: Who is your biggest critic?

Shashank: Its my Father. But honestly you are your biggest critic. Your conscious will say if your work has been good or not. So its you who is the biggest critic.

Rangmunch: How do you deal with people’s criticism about you on forums?

Shashank: Well if they are upset and critical about me, I definitely try and work on that as I am answerable to my fans. Its not easy to keep everyone happy but I definitely try to do so.
Hope you enjoyed the interview as much as we did bring it to you!!

Interviewed by:
Swati Ghosh
Niharika Vidya Sagar

Edited by:
Navya Varma 

I, ME, MYSELF: Pratyusha Banerjee!!

She is a simple girl who hails from Jamshedpur. Moving to Kolkata for a year she knew deep down her destiny lies in the City of Mumbai. On reaching  city of talents and without struggling much , she hit the jackpot by bagging the dream role of Anandi of Balika Vadhu on Colors Channel . And as they say, REST IS HISTORY. Introducing Pratyusha Banerjee aka Anandi in a open chat with Rangmunch.TV.
Rangmunch: Were you always keen on 
Pratyusha: No, I was not keen per say, but I loved the glamour world. I used to  do small modeling assignments in Kolkata but coming down to Mumbai, I got the break in a very  short span of time. Thank  God, I didn’t have to struggle much and now it’s been over an  year and I’m very much here.
Rangmunch: Who are you close to on the set of Balika Vadhu?
Pratyusha: I’m the youngest of all on the set. Neha Marda aka Gehna is just 2-3 years older to me so I connect very well with her. I also call my onscreen Sasu Ma, Smita di and she and I also get along well. We all 3 go out and have fun. However other cast members are all my seniors and I have immense respect for them .
Rangmunch: Since you come from Jamshedpur and now  currently in Mumbai, what do you love about this city and what do you miss about your home town?
Pratyusha: Yeh shayad bura lagey ga, but I don’t miss my home town. Since I have been here I feel very much connected to this place. Initially it was tough and when I used to see girls wearing hot pants and going out with guys, I was like s*** what is all this (since my thoughts were of a small town girl). But now I also wear hot shorts and go out. Its been 2 years now so I have adapted to it. I  already have become a bombayite and don’t miss my home town.
Rangmunch: Have you got offers for films from Kolkata or from Bollywood?
Pratyusha: I would love to do Bengali films but haven’t got any offers though. I have got offers for art films from here  but right now I want to concentrate on Balika Vadhu only.
Rangmunch: Is there something about Pratyusha that people don’t know yet?
Pratyusha: I am not sure. Everyone has read everything about me. I’m quite an open book and all know me. One thing people may not know is that I love the feeling of being in love. I would love to live my fairy tale someday.
Rangmunch: What is your perception of love then (back home) and now since you have been here for 2 years. Has it changed?
Pratyusha: The perception hasn’t changed much but I have learnt a lot after coming to Mumbai. My perception was first marriage and then love. But  coming here I saw what dating was all about and everything that goes with it. I have also learnt that be it any relationship, good or bad, you learn something out of it.
Rangmunch: One thing you miss doing here that you used to do back in Jamshedpur?
Pratyusha: Dance!! I love dancing but here I don’t get time to even breathe, let alone dancing. I really miss that.
Rangmunch: Would you like to do dance reality show like “JHALAK DIKHLAJA  OR ZARA NACH KE DIKHA?”
Pratyusha: Why not?? I would love to do it but its not possible as I shoot for the 30 days straight. I don’t get a break, but maybe later when the show is over and I get time. 

Rangmunch: What do you need to change about yourself?
Pratyusha: I think I’m too emotional. I need to be a little more practical and  more strong.
Rangmunch: Do you love taking risks?
Pratyusha: No. not really, but if need be I would.
Rangmunch: Do you judge others?
Pratyusha: No, I don’t.
Rangmunch: What is your biggest fear?
Pratyusha: I’m scared of heights.
Rangmunch: One thing you are grateful for in life?

Pratyusha: To my Director for making me an Actor.

Rangmunch: Do you thank people enough?
Pratyusha: Yes, I do.
Rangmunch: Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
Pratyusha: I am not sure if everything happens for a reason, but I believe that everything happens for good.
Rangmunch: What is the craziest thing you want to do?
Pratyusha: I am crazy enough as it is, but if there is one thing I want to do it is River Rafting.
Rangmunch: Do you procrastinate?
Pratyusha: Yes I do. I keep postponing meetings.
Rangmunch: Do you listen to your heart?
Pratyusha: Yes, I do.
Rangmunch: Do you read enough?
Pratyusha: Not really, but at times I do read but its mainly fiction.
Rangmunch: Do you let other people’s negativity affect you?

Pratyusha: No, I don’t. I try and keep my calm and not get hyper.

Rangmunch: Are you addicted to anything ?
Pratyusha: I’m addicted to BBM.
Rangmunch: Who has had the greatest impact on your life?
Pratyusha: My Mamma.
Rangmunch: Do you care about what others think of you?
Pratyusha: I care about what my parents, my close friends and the person I will love think about me. Other than that what the world thinks, I don’t really care.
Rangmunch: What are you proud of in life?
Pratyusha: I’m proud of everything I have in life. There are people around me who make me feel very special and I’m proud of those people.
Rangmunch: Do you smile more than you frown?
Pratyusha: Ya, I do. I smile a lot, rather I laugh more.
Rangmunch: Do you forgive yourself easily?
Pratyusha: No. I don’t. I take a lot of time.
Rangmunch: Are you superstitious?
Pratyusha: No superstitious belief for me.
That was Pratyusha for you, a  simple girl next door who rose to fame with her innocence and charm.
Interviewed by
Niharika Vidya Sagar
Swati Ghosh
Edited by:
Navya Varma

Must Watch : Balika Vadhu

Todays episode will show a worried Anandi going to Shravan’s house and sharing her concerns with his parents.Jagya comes back to Gauri’s parents, as they try to talk to him about Gauri and his relationship.

Navyanka Varma