Kamini Kaushal is a living symbol of a life well lived. An actress par excellence, she had many roadblocks in her life which she refused to succumb to time and again but instead paved a way for herself and moved ahead with elegance. She remained aloof to success and the perils of stardom though both success and stardom followed her wherever she went. She qorked with the best of actors and her first film ‘Neechanagar’ was the first Indian film to go to Cannes. She never succumbed to the temptation of running after roles and people to get those roles. The roles followed her as she happily donned many hats of being a wife, mother, actress and a creative person.
Her smile being her biggest asset, she moved on from acting in films to writing, creating and directing shows for little children. An awesome puppeteer, her puppets became her life and remained in the memories of all the viewers who grew up watching them. She made the puppets on her own, gave them characters, did their voices, weave a story and even directed the show built around them.
In the episode Kaminiji talks about the golden days with her father in Lahore, his death when she was 7, the partition and they moving to India. She talks about her elder brother who then became her father figure and gave them enough freedom to pursue all that they desired. She talks about her reluctant entry into films, her working at her own will and pace without really running after films or worrying about being ‘out of sight, out of mind’. She talks about her co-stars, films, directors etc. She also then talks about her love for puppetry and how she started making shows for DD. She also talks about being the first filmfare girl and also getting the lifetime achievement award recently. Her son Vidur joins her as she talks about her puppets and the she shows she made with them. She is later joined by Bhawna Somaiyya who does an analysis of Kaminiji’s career versus today’s stars, gives inputs on her career, they share trivia on co-stars and also give worldy advice to new, young struggling actors.