“The 90s were more about the pace and the velocity of the era in itself, ahead of our time because we had a lot of time for ourselves,”: Rajesh Kumar on reminiscing the 90s in Yeh Meri Family
Mumbai, May 25th 2023: Amazon miniTV – Amazon’s free video streaming service recently premiered the new season of the cult family drama ‘Yeh Meri Family’. Set in the golden era of the 90s, the dramedy revolves around the Awasthi family as they cope with emotions, comedic situations, and conflict as they go about their daily lives. Capturing the essence of the 90s, the show features Juhi Parmar, Rajesh Kumar, Hetal Gada, and Anngad in significant roles. The viewers get to witness Rajesh Kumar, who is well known for playing the role of “Rosesh Sarabhai,” in a brand-new avatar as a father in this endearing family drama.
Rajesh provided insight into how the 90s era’s pace and velocity differed from the present. He said, “What takes me back is seeing your children taking the examination takes you back to that era where you were always scared of some or the other paper. Now your children are reliving your fear because of the examinations. So, the 90s were more about the pace and the velocity of the era in itself. We were evolving yet we were at ease. We were not in a rush to touch 2000, but we were always ahead of our time because we had a lot of time for ourselves and our creative world. You never got bored, so all these things are the factors that remind you of the 90s.”
The actor also touched upon his experience of seamlessly co-existing with a delightful cast, quite like a family. “I and Juhi have known each other for ages, but we have never worked together except for a few comedy and reality shows here and there. Because we have a base of knowing each other and belonging to the same era, that connection happened very easily. The Dadi definitely is the sweetest of them. The kids of today’s age because we are parents we know how to handle them. ‘Kab daatna hai aur kab kaan khichna hai pata hai’ but we all gelled in like a family, but we never got too worked up with ‘Oh, I am playing this character and I should excel in that.’ It was helping each other kind of atmosphere where co-actors coexist with each other,” Rajesh added.
Directed by Sameer Saxena, Yeh Meri Family’s new season is currently premiering on Amazon miniTV, for free within the Amazon shopping app and on Fire TV.
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