(Last Updated on : 11-01-2011)
The moderately hit show Malini Iyer launched the yesteryears Bollywood screen idol Sri Devi on the small screen for the first time. The daily was aired on Sahara Manoranjan from Monday to Tuesday at 9:00p.m. The renowned filmmaker Boney Kapoor produced the show. In this soap the actress plays the role of a South Indian 'bahu' or daughter-in-law in a Punjabi family.
The glam doll of the yesteryears truly seems to light up the screen with her gorgeous personality adorned in typical South Indian sarees and intricately designed jewelry. The role of her husband is played by another popular small screen actor Mahesh Thakur who is his usual self. He too claimed that playing the role of Sridevi's husband was a great experience for him. He further claimed, "Sridevi is a fabulous actress. She makes every actor on the sets comfortable. We are never given the feeling that she is a superstar". The main highlight of the show however remains to be the bubbly and cuddly actress.
If the show Malini Iyer is judged from the critic's point of view than it is reflected as a story of a girl who is an embodiment of the values and loves her family extremely. In short it can be said that it is the story of a contemporary Indian woman and also an identifiable one. She also claims that the role of Malini Iyer was written by keeping her in mind and that is what made the whole show enjoy soaring popularity at one point of time. She further remarked that it is a tailor-made role and that she does not plan to take up multiple projects at the same time.
The main reason as to why she took up this show can be well understood by her words when she asserted, "This show gave me an opportunity to play a character I can relate to". The filmmaker Satish Kaushik was also delighted directing such a versatile actress like her, "Directing Sridevi is an experience to cherish". It is indeed true about this actress that she can make even the simplest situations look funny. This serial delighted the fans of the brilliant actress in a perfect manner and she is expected to entertain all the small screen as well as silver screen actresses in the coming times.