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From daily soaps to reality shows: Jasmin Bhasin’s journey of exploration



From playing the quintessential heroine of daily soaps to facing her fears in the Colour’s show Khatron Ke Khiladi, Jasmin Bhasin is not letting anybody put her in a box. Driven by her passion for acting, Jasmin has sorted her ways to survive in this glamour world. In an exclusive interview, she talks about all of it.

We got to see a different side of Jasmin in Khatron Ke Khiladi. How would you define that experience?

Jasmin Bhasin: Khatron Ke Khiladi has been a life changing experience for me. I always tell that when you face your fears you get courage for your life and you learn a lot of lessons there. So I will always cherish being a part of this show. 

What are your views about reality shows. To what extent are they scripted?

Jasmin Bhasin: I like reality shows because they are not scripted. A least, whatever reality shows I have been part of, are not scripted at all. I personally love watching them. 

Strong women including you recently came up to share their #meToo story. But do you agree that the movement was misused by many? To what extent is it true that exploitation of women happens more in the showbiz and glamour industry than other fields?

Jasmin Bhasin: I totally agree with the fact that to a certain extent this movement was misused. But it’s not just the glamour and show biz industry where women are exploited. I have friends in the hospitality industry, corporate industry and other sectors, who have faced exploitation. Also, let me be honest that it’s not just about women. There are places where men are also getting exploited to a great extent. 

It’s always in your own hands to deal with situations like these. It’s not particularly the glamour industry, where exploitation happens, hence you as a woman you should know to work on your own conditions and deal with such unfortunate scenarios. 

Now that you are enjoying fame and stardom, do you fear to lose all of it and living in oblivion?

Jasmin Bhasin: I don’t think I am enjoying that sort of fame and stardom yet. What keeps me happy is being busy and enjoying my work. That’s the reason I am very scared of being unemployed. I always want to keep acting as it is the food for my soul.

Tarun Jain is a Journalist, Blogger, Translator, Social Media Expert and Cartoon Lover. He served in Punjab Kesari as journalist. Currently he is working as Senior Content Contributor at Tarun has 5+years of experience working in media industry including work for several regional media houses.