The farewell episode of popular TV serial "Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin"
will take viewers right into the real home of Mona 'Jassi' Singh, who
says she "cried and cried" on the last day of shoot here.
"In the last episode to be telecast Thursday, the real and reel
Jassi come together. My fictional family from the soap will merge with
my real family," said Mona, who lives in the Lokhandwala area of
"We have shot in my own home with my parents, my elder sister
who's flown down from New Zealand to be with me now that I am free,
and her son. So it is like one large joint family saying bye,"
Mona told IANS.
However, her farewell to the popular soap isn't quite what she had
"I thought I'd do cartwheels of excitement when 'Jassi...' finishes.
But on the last day I cried and cried. The funniest thing was, I was
supposed to laugh in my last shot. But I couldn't bring myself to laugh.
I was so sad to leave behind the serial.
"It was such a beautiful send-off," said Mona, who is viewing
her first vacation in three years with mixed feelings.
"The serial had become a part of my life. The characters were
my family. I ceased to be Mona. I became Jassi for three years. So,
of course, there's bound to be a feeling of emptiness," she admitted.
"I can finally take a holiday. In fact, I am leaving for a 20-day
holiday to Kerala with my family. I think I have earned this break.
But I plan to return to television after the break. I can't give up
what I have earned with such difficulty.
"I have several offers. My 'Jassi...' directors Deya and Tony
Singh are in discussion right now for another serial. Let's see. I am
definitely taking up another soap, though the thought of another daily
fills me with dread right now," Mona said.
Acknowledging that viewers' memories are short, she said: "I wouldn't
like to lose what I have gained through television. So even though I
have a movie on hand, I'll definitely do another serial. I see myself
as a television actor first."
Mona isn't averse to a sequel to "Jassi" either.
"Deya, Tony Singh and I have talked about it. I am game as long
as it remains interesting. Serials should end before they begin to drag
For now she is looking forward to a personal life, quickly clarifying,
"I mean a personal family life. There's no chance of a man coming
into my life right now."