Back in 2003, when Remix aired, it made Shweta Gulati who
played Tina Ahuja in the show a household name. 18 years later Shweta Gulati,
who is currently seen in ALTBalaji’s Crimes and Confessions, is still
remembered for the show. After being a part of an iconic TV series Remix which
has now received a cult status Shweta feels no shows in the current time could
attain cult status. She is clear that there can’t be another Remix in today’s
“I feel that era of cult shows was back then. I don’t know
if that is going to come back ever. Because of the kind of exposure that social
media and the internet have given, it is highly unlikely. Remix gave that kind
of exposure to society. The social issues that we tapped on back then were
never heard of. Today everything is out in the open. Things have changed. We
have access to the internet, we have so much of exposure to life in general. I
don’t think that CULT status is going to happen again. We can definitely aim at
looking at subjects that have not been presented before to the audience.
Subjects which are more real, subjects which are more relatable, subjects that
we shy talking about. That’s exactly what my story in Crimes and Confessions is
about. My story is something that we shy away from talking about and accepting.
We could work towards making subjects which are needed to be spoken about,
told, and presented. I think that’s what we can aim at, but cult I don’t think
so can happen. Another Remix can never happen,” Shweta explains.
Talking about her show Crimes and Confessions which is
currently streaming on ALTBalaji, Shweta reveals that she didn’t have
inhibitions to be a part of the show. However, she did have a few concerns. “My
only problem was that I did not want to go back to the glamourous image. It
took me 17 years, to break away from that bloody glamorous image and to go back
there!” she sighs and adds, “I didn’t want to go back into the reverse journey.
So that was my only inhibition. I had no inhibitions about playing whatever, I
had no inhibitions about being the bold character that Rekha, my character is.
I was just worried about my image. I didn’t want to get into the glamourous
image back then.”
For the unversed, Crimes and Confessions is an anthology
series with four stories that are set in different eras. In addition, every
episode of the series has a confession post facto a crime. We get to see varied
shades of human relationships, in the series which dropped on ALTBalaji and is
currently streaming on the OTT platform.