Manasi Parekh, the Sumit Sambhal Lega fame is soon coming up with her first Gujarati web series, titled, Do Not Disturb as both actress and producer. Speaking about this upcoming regional series, she said that she always wanted to produce and explore the entertainment world content in Gujarati.
Talking to a media platform of the same, Manasi said, “Creatively, I am in that experimenting space where I want to produce a lot of content. I want to produce narratives that have not been explored in the Gujarati entertainment space. My web sow Do Not disturb’ is a step towards that. I think we have not explored the Gujarati web series. These days, not only myself but also other artistes of the state are taking Gujarati entertainment to the next level, which was earlier stuck in time.”
She further shared, “Having said that, I am interested in working in Hindi language programme, too, as always whether in films or on TV. As a producer, being a Gujarati who has grown up reading a lot of Gujarati literature and learning music of the region, I want to share it with the world. There are many aspects of our region that have not been explored.”
In the series, Do Not disturb, she plays the role of a housewife as the story revolves around the daily life of a married couple.
The series has more of the bedroom conversation, but will also addresses several issues that couples generally hold including insecurity, as well.
“Although the language is Gujarati, the problems are very universal”, she added.
Manasi began her career in 2004 with Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi, and appeared in several other TV shows including- India Calling, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, and Sumit Sambhal Lega.
Recently, she was a also a part of a super hit Bollywood film, Uri: The Surgical Strike. She is known for managing both her professional and personal lives efficiently, raising her daughter and posting several cute videos of hers on the social media.
Talking about the paparazzi involvement in her personal space, she said, “Keeping my baby away from the limelight is okay, but if the media clicks my picture and my daughter is with me, I won’t hide her in a blanket. That would not be normal. I am an actress and media is a part of my reality. She should become familiar with that aspect of my life as well. Having said that, what happens with Taimur like the paparazzi constantly following him is worrisome. Then again, he is the son of the biggest celebrities of the nation, Kareena (Kapoor) and Saif (Ali Khan). Even though as parents they want him to grow away from unwanted attention, locking him in a closed room would not be a healthy option. I like the way Kareena handles it.”
Do Not Disturb is streaming on the OTT platform MX player from July 26.