In 17 years of their friendship, which started on the units of the TV present Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, actors Mona Singh and Gaurav Gera have solely gone from power to power. Our dialog with them begins proper off the bat as we ask how was their first assembly like.
Gera, 46, reveals, “We were shooting for Jassi… look test, and had to do one scene to get the feel, and it had a lot of retakes. The makers wanted perfect chemistry. I had not seen Mona before that, and I was already three years old in the industry. Voh mujhe bhaav hi nahi de rahi thi! I thought ‘this is the first time I am seeing a newcomer who is behaving like this’ I also thought that the show is called Nandu and Jassi, I had no iaea it’s Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi. I thought we both had titular roles, that’s why I thought why is this girl behaving like this. But it happens when you are a new person. She was a very fine actor.”
In her defence, Singh says she was simply shy. “I actually thought Gaurav is giving a little attitude!,” she admits as Gera chimes in and additional reveals that Singh needed to do the identical scene with two different guys who have been additionally within the working for Nandu’s position.
She laughs, “Finalised sirf main thi Gaurav! We had another look test together, in that scene we had a lot of fun, and we broke the ice.”
THE OMNIPRESENT COUPLE CONFUSION
Salman Khan’s dialogue in Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) — ek ladka aur ladki kabhi dost nahi ho sakte — stays a well-liked filmi philosophy. when requested how did they overcome this, Singh says folks round them mistook them to be a pair!
“When Gaurav and I used to make videos earlier also, or be seen together always, there were so many people writing to us on social media ‘You should get married’, and we used to always laugh it off ‘Yeh kya ho gaya, hum toh best friends hain’. Our parents were also thinking these two should get married. We had to make them understand that it’s nothing like that. He will be happy when I get married and vice versa,” says Singh, 38.
And naturally, Gera, was the primary one to know that Singh is getting married in December 2019. Singh tells us that he cried too.
“He was the first one to know that I was getting married. I remember, it was a very beautiful moment on the terrace of his house. I told him ‘I am getting married’, and he just looked at me and said ‘Oh My God Mona, I can so imagine you as a bride’. We both hugged and cried. I was happy to share that moment of my life with him,” she says.
BEST THING ABOUT EACH OTHER
The bond between the duo is unmissable. Gera gushes when requested what’s one of the best half about Singh as a pal.
He says, “Mona happiness ki dose hai, not just to me, but anybody. When she walks into a party or get together, I just look at her. I am not very talkative, but just the vibe and positivity around her, I love.”
Singh, alternatively, feels that one of the best half about Gera is that he by no means judges her.
“He never questions my choices and believes in me. The kind of confidence that Gaurav gives me sometimes, I need that validation from him, and nobody else. Whenever I am in a doubt, I call him, and he makes me feel ‘Tu sahi hai, nobody can do this but you’ I feel fully charged and ready to get back to work. He’s my anchor,” she says, at which level Gera quips, “Oh I do this? I need commission now. All projects you have signed are because of me!”
The enjoyable by no means ends with these two!
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