'Fashion should be for
character Jasmeet 'Jassi' Walia, from the serial
Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, has become a rage among children
and adults alike. She plays the lead and is a huge hit,
despite her oversized black glasses, braces and old-fashioned
Jassi is played by Mona Singh,
though this is a fact that has not been publicised; in fact,
the channel on which the serial airs is yet to admit it. All
her public appearances, even when she is not shooting, are
made in character.
She was spotted at the Lakme India
Fashion Week on April 30 with Nandan Verma alias Nandu, who
plays her best friend in the serial.
up with Jassi for her take on fashion, beauty and the middle
What are you doing at the Lakme India
I work for a fashion house called
Gulmohar [in the serial, she is assistant to Armaan Suri
(played by Apoorva Agnihotri), who is the chairman of the
Gulmohar Fashion House], so I am here to check out the
latest fashion trends and go back and tell Armaan Sir about
Do you think middle class girls can afford these
kind of designer clothes?
Earlier, designer fashion
was not for middle class girls. This time around though, I
find that the rates are lower and the clothes have become very
does that mean fashion is finally within the reach middle
Yes. It should be that way. The middle
class should also get a chance to dress up. Fashion should be
Middle class girls today are
more fashion conscious. What, according to you, is the
I think people are getting more curious
about fashion and what it is all about because they read so
much about it.
Do you have any designer outfits in
Yes. I have a Ritu Kumar salwar
kameez. It's a maroon coloured semi-bridal outfit and I
like it a lot. Personally, I prefer wearing kurtis and
Don't you ever get an
inferiority complex watching all these beautiful models with
such fabulous bodies?
No. I am happy as I am. I
think beauty comes from inside. It's all about confidence. I
am confident about who I am and I think everyone should be
happy with what they have.
Why do you keep calling
yourself Jassi even when you are not shooting?
I am always in the character. The character never
goes out of me