Jyoti Mukherji stared her TV journey with Anurag Basu’s directorial ‘Manzilein Apni Apni’ (2001) then she went into hibernation post kids. After years of staying away from the arc lights, she is back on television with Star Bharat and Disney+ Hotstar show ‘Tera Mera Saath Rahe’ started from 16th August at 8:30 pm.
In ‘Tera Mera Saath Rahe’, she is seen starring along with the earlier ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’ (2010) cast including Rupal Patel, Gia Manek, Nazim Khilji, Vandana Botadkar Vithlani. While the second part of ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’ is on air on Star Plus, these actors have been replaced by the younger generation in part two due the leap in the story. Jyoti says, “While Kokilaben, Gopi bahu, Ahem and Gopi’s maami (aunt) are repeated from ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiyan’, ‘Tera Mera Saath Rahe’ is a completely new show and story by a different production house. All I can say about my role is that it’s a positive and interesting role. It’s a saas-bahu drama.”
Further Joyti adds, “It’s a new world. Life has really changed. When I wanted to get back to work, I realised that all the people that I had worked with, are not there in the television industry today. The creative department has come in and now, it’s the channel’s call. In my time the producers ruled. One thing that has changed because of the pandemic is do your own audition at home and send it to the production house. Like I had to audition for this role and many roles as I was trying to get back to work for quite some time. But I don’t know the production houses and they don’t know me so for them I am like a newcomer, wanting to come back to work”