14 June, 2021

Anita Kanwar

Years after the heady success of Buniyaad, Lajoji resurfaces as a cop in a new serial

Anita Kanwar
outlookindia.com
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Why this long hiatus after Buniyaad?
I just needed it. There's no particular reason for it.

What kept you occupied in these years?
Nothing really. I shifted from Bombay to Delhi since I did not keep too well in Bombay.

Your co-stars like Alok Nath capitalised on Buniyaad's super-success. Do you wish you had done the same?
No. Because I could have done the same had I wanted to but obviously I didn't. This hibernation has been by choice. It was definitely not because of any dearth of work.

What made you accept the role of a cop in Saboot?
I love the character I play. She's a modern, intelligent Indian woman. Even though it's her job to nab murderers, she manages to retain her humaneness.

Does this indicate a permanent return to television?
No. I will go back into hibernation.

Post-Buniyaad you considered acting in films, but it never took off. How do you rate your chances in Bollywood?
If I didn't have any chances then, I'd have even fewer chances now. I looked for roles...

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