February 27, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): TV actress who plays Laali in TV serial Agle Janam ohe Bitiya Hi Kijo says that she was named Laali by family and friends for her love for ‘red’ or ‘laal’.
When asked about coincidence, Ratan Rajput has a very relevant example that can clearly explain what coincidence actually means. In a direct conversation of TellyCafe.com with Ratan Rajput aka Laali of Zee TV’s ‘Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo’, she shared a secret, a fact that is extremely close to her on-screen character.
Ratan utters animatedly, “The name Laali is not at all new to me, as much before the serial ‘Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo’ went on air, I was nicknamed ‘Laali’ by my family!
It so happened that, when I was with my family and friends in Patna, all were aware that my favorite color is red because I had loads of articles, clothes and accessories in the red color. Therefore, all my friends had labeled me ‘Laali’. Of course, as is known, the Hindi word for ‘red’ is ‘laal’.
“Thus, for a long time, I was called Laali over there in Patna. After settling in Mumbai and managing to get the role of Laali, not much changed. Even our director and the rest of the crew began to call me Laali after 2 days of shooting. I used to respond to them as if this name was ultra familiar to me,” adds Laali.
Yes, Laali! This example perfectly epitomizes coincidence, what say?
-Tejashree Bhopatkar/ Sampurn Wire