Giaa Manek thrilled to play genie

Updated: Oct 31, 2012, 14:02 PM IST

Mumbai: TV actress Giaa Manek is elated about being a part of ‘Jeannie Aur Juju’, inspired by the famous US TV series ‘I Dream of Jeannie’, which she watched as a child.

Giaa, who became popular as Gopi Bahu in ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’, will play genie in the show.

"We are making a show which was a big hit in US. This is the show that I used to watch as a child. I never thought that I will get an opportunity to play the `Jeannie`," Giaa said here Tuesday at the launch of the show.

"So I am glad I am here, I am glad that the channel and the producer felt that I could play this role with justice. We hope the show works," she added.

Ali Asgar plays the male lead and says it is a refreshing show.

"It`s a very refreshing show, it has many ingredients, masti (fun), drama, emotion, love, innocence, it has fairytale-like world with magic and all. Special effects have been used beautifully," he said.

The show goes on air Nov 5 on SAB TV.