Popular TV actor Gaurav Gera, who will be seen playing a woman in forthcoming show "Mrs Pammi Pyarelal" says his respect for daily soap heroines has increased a lot after stepping into their shoes.
"I think it is painful to be like a girl. One has to wear heavy jewellery, make-up, clothes and heels. And with all these things one has to still put up a smile and act. After experiencing all this, my respect for daily soap actresses has gone up. I feel the real stars on TV are girls, boys have nothing to do. As a male, I had no idea...But now I understand it," Gaurav told agencies.
The actor, who is best remembered as Nandu aka Nandan Verma in 'Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi', would be playing the role of Pammi in the upcoming soap.
Of the several actors who have turned feminine on big and small screen, Gaurav likes Riteish Deshmukh the most who had donned the garb of 'Sana' in 2006 film 'Apna Sapna Money Money'.
"There are people walking behind me every time, costume, hair and make-up man... It is like an entourage. I change the nail paint often. I will have to take more interest in these things now," Gaurav said.
"My voice is same, natural, if a male tries to sound like a female then it sounds irritating. It is bad. But I have added a touch of attitude," he said.
'Mrs Pammi Pyaarelal' is a comedy of errors and the other cast includes comedian Sunil Pal, Usha Natkarni of 'Pavitra Rishta' fame, Mazhar of 'Kahiin Kisi Roz' and others portraying different characters that will tickle the funny bone of the viewers.
The show will go on air from July 15 on Colors channel.