Mumbai, Jan 08 (Agencies): Having two mothers from different families swap for 10 days is not an easy task but the participants will experience this situation in a new reality show ‘Maa Exchage’ commencing on Jan 12 on Sony. The show will be hosted by Surekha Sikri, the dominating dadisa of ‘Balika Vadhu’.

'Maa Exchange' is different. It's got real situations and you will not see unnecessary things in it. It's different from other reality show,' says Sikri.

'It's a very brave thing to go to someone else's house and live there for so many days. You really have to be committed. I'm not so brave in this situation,' she added.

Surekha as host will sum up the episodes and weave them into one. She also said that she wouldn’t participate in the show.

'I don't think I can participate in any of the reality shows as a contestant. Personally, it doesn't appeal to me. All the drama and the talks that people do in it, I'm not game for that,' she said.

Though she had expressed her thoughts, Sikri was quick enough to defend the reality show.

'This is the first time I'm hosting a show. I find it interesting because it's different and I can speak my heart out, give my own opinions. There are no written dialogues. This time on the show, I'm myself and not a character,' she explained.

Is she trying to change her image on the small screen with the show?

'It's not that. I just liked the concept of the show. It's very real, nothing scripted. Real families, real houses and real people. So that's why I took it up,' revealed Surekha.

An alumni of the National School of Drama (NSD) 1968 batch, Surekha has won the National Film Award for best supporting actress twice, for her roles in 'Tamas' in 1988 and 'Mammo' in 1995.

She also made her presence felt in films like 'Sardari Begum', 'Sarfarosh', 'Zubeidaa', 'Raincoat' and 'Humko Deewana Kar Gaye' among others.

But she has been away from the silver screen for many years now. Asked for the reason, the actress said: 'I've been really tied up with 'Balika Vadhu' for the past three years and I had to decline all the film offers that came during that time. But I don't regret. Commitment is commitment, which I can't break for other things.'

So which is her favourite medium since she's been a part of theatre, films and television?

'My first love is acting, whatever the medium is. I'm trained in theatre and I love that too, but I haven't had the time to return to it for quite a long time. You need proper time and dedication for theatre, which I've not been able to give,' said Surekha who was earlier seen as a single mother in the hit soap 'Banegi Apni Baat'