There was a time when she was the undisputed queen of Gujarati films, having given a large number of super hit films. Now once again after a very long time, veteran actress Aruna Irani, will don the character of an Gujarati lady, Ansu Baa Ben in a new TV show coming up in January 2013. She will be shown as a strict and dominating type, but at the same time a loving matriarch of a typical Gujarati family.
The serial will portray the right combinations of values and tradition and is contemporary in nature. Jay Soni, chocolate boy of the small screen, will essay the role of Aruna Irani’s grandson. She is shown to share a strong bond with him and is the apple of her eye.
Having stayed in Gujarat for many years, Aruna feels that she can connect well with the character as she has the feel of things. Portraying a Gujarati character after a long time, has taken Aruna down the memory lane. Also the character is such that only a versatile actress like Aruna Irani can do justice to it.