#Exclusive: Desi TV should not jettison saas bahu plots -Shefali Sharma.

By Anil Merani| Shefali  Sharma, who plays a mother in the new  Zee TV show Sanjog, said getting the maternal feeling was the most challenging part,  not being a mother in real life so far  ” I am sure this will hold me in good stead when I do have my kids.”

”  Talking about her  Sanjog character Shefali who has done other shows like( Ishq Da Kalma and Tum Aise Hi Rehna ) says, ”  Working women Amrita had been trying to conceive for years before becoming pregnant. But as luck would have it, her baby gets replaced with another infant.”

A typical child change story, we ask? she smiles.

 The show also has a standard third-angle plot  with Amrita’s hubby, Rajeev ( Rajneesh  Duggal ), having a fling  with  her best friend Rakshita( Sonyaa Ayodhya)

“The best part is that here I get to essay different roles, i.e. a working woman, a wife, and a mother. Typically, daily shows dont show mother-daughter equations, which we explore in toto.”

Shefali is sharing screen space with Kamya  Punjabi and   Rajneesh Duggal,” And it is great fun working with them. “

Looking ahead, Shefali, who has also done regional movies( Tamil and  Punjabi), would want to go beyond the soft-spoken goody good female tv lead and try out a  dabang action character. She does not feel that the TV should give up on its saas bahu structure.

 “Let’s face it, mother-in-law-daughter in law relationships form the bedrock of most human equations; hence, the audience identifies with them. As for those who want something different, they can always watch the web and cinema.”