Jassi chucks films for TV and radio


By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Mona Kapoor, better know by her screen name Jassi, has her hands full playing TV host and radio jockey and she is not complaining.

"'Extreme Makeover' is a very emotional challenge for me. I'm hosting this reality show (on TV), which does corrective surgery on disfigured persons," Mona told IANS.

"From 'Jassi' to 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' to 'Extreme Makeover' has been extreme change of genres for me. And the best part is 'Dancing With Stars' - on which 'Jhalak...' - is based and 'Extreme Makeover' are the most popular reality shows internationally. I'm proud to be in both," Mona said.

As for movies, she has terminated her contract with "Page 3" producer Bobby Puskarna.

"Nothing was happening for the past two years. I realised there was no point in waiting. At the end of the day it's all about acting. As long as I keep getting to do exciting things like 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa', 'Extreme Makeover' and hosting a radio show (which I've just started doing), I'm happy."

Besides work, there has been no other exciting development in Mona's life.

"After 'Jassi...' got over I was at home for two months. I was thoroughly bored. While doing 'Jassi...' I was complaining about having no time. But now I realise being busy is way better than getting bored at home."