'I got the biggest and the best gift today' - Yashashri Masurkar
Thursday, December 30, 2010
| 5:13:39 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
Happy Birthday Yashashri!!!
is your dear Khanak aka Yashashri's birthday today and we at Tellybuzz
decided that this is the best time to get an interview with her to know
her better and also to get her close to her fans.
In an exclusive conversation with Tellybuzz, Yashashri Masurkar
the protagonist of Yash Patnaik and Swapna Waghmare Joshi's Star One
show Rang Badalti Odhani
, opens heart to her fans
Enjoy!!!What are your plans for the day?
There is nothing special because I am heading for a show in Amaravati where I will be hosting it.We all love our Shararati Khanak a lot! How is Yashshri in real?
in real is just like Khanak who gets emotional for even the slightest
of the things and fights with Karan like how Khanak fights with Shaan.
But at the same time, she misses him when he is not there on the sets.Are
you a method actor or do you believe in spontaneity while enacting a
scene? Moreover, are you a natural actor, or a 'director's actor' as
I am a director's actor now because as I am new to the
industry and there is a lot much to learn which according to me is
possible by only being a director's actor. What is your
personal opinion about the character of Khanak. What is the strength of
Khanak in your view? Name one thing or action you disliked about
The character Khanak is really very sweet and I like her
very much for her innocence. She cares for everyone and she is always
positive about all the things where in she finds a solution for all the
problems. But at times I feel why she is so lame and trusts people so
How did you envisage the journey of Khanak right from where it all started?
would like to say that 'gaon ki ladki shehar mein aake bigad gayi'
(laughs). Khanak was really strong when she was in the village and
became timid after she came to the city, but gradually the boldness in
her is getting back.How hard is it to portray the role of Khanak and how did you prepare yourself for the character?
it was a little tough for me to get into the character because Khanak
is completely a village girl who has the innocence in her speech and her
expressions. To get ourselves into the show and the backdrop, we
underwent a workshop wherein we had to do a lot of meditation. With
meditation we mentally carried ourselves into the village and prepared
for the respective characters.
There have been switch of character in the journey of Khanak from the village to the city, was the transformation difficult?
Not at all and I felt it easy to blend in the character with the language.Can you share any memorable sequences from the show?
sequences are many for me in the show, but to specify one, the death
scene of Sooraj was really emotional. The scene was Sooraj (Harpreet)
was on pyre after his death. Everyone was really upset and tears were
shed because the character of Sooraj was coming to an end and by then we
all had got along very well.Describe some scenes from Rang
De Badlati Odhani, you felt were difficult as well as easy to shoot,
and which scenes did you feel extremely satisfied with post shooting?
am happy with all my scenes in the show but since I am a hydrophobic
person, the scene wherein I had to fall in the pool was really difficult
for me to do.What kind of scenes (romantic, Intense, Sad or happy) do you like performing more and with whom?
I like to perform light scenes wherein there are small fights between Shaan (Karan Tacker
) and Khanak. Also I like to shoot with Manish Raisinghani
a and Jas Karan Singh
as they both are really cooperative and very sweet, ever ready to help
at any time. The master shots, wherein we all have to give the shot
without cut, were great fun to do. Jas Karan creates an energy on the
sets that get the others also geared up and the way he delivers all his
scenes are great.Since it is a youth based show, there have
been certain intimate scenes between Khanak and Shaan. How comfortable
were you doing such scenes?
I was completely uncomfortable while
doing the lip lock scene and I had asked my mom not to see the episode
and also asked here to tell my brother to get himself locked up in the
room. The scene was uncomfortable for both Karan and me, but after that
the first night scene was similar to what we used to do. How is your rapport with the other cast of the show?
I was a bit reluctant when the scene shifted from village to the city
because everybody had already done scenes together and knew each other
very well. But gradually even I gelled with them and now we are like a
family on the sets.Who is your role model in this industry that you totally look up to?
knows this answer and it is none other than Madhuri Dixit and I saw her
for the first time on the sets of Jhalak when she shot for her initial
dance sequence. It was like a dream come true for me where she was
dancing for her tracks in front of me, but I didn't get a chance to
interact with her.What's the best compliment that you've ever heard about you from your most loved ones?
my fans always compliment about my smile and say that I should never
allow it to fade away from my face and always ask me to smile.How do you feel being criticized?
always take criticisms as a part of my job because it is always good to
be criticized and criticisms are necessary for an actor to grow in the
industry. I am always regular in Facebook and read and also respond to
comments in India-Forums. I request all my fans to provide suggestions
to improve along with the good comments that they give.What is your dream role?
you are an actor at heart you feel like doing all the good roles in
films and recently I watched a movie called Ramchand Pakistani in which
Nandita Das was the protagonist who acted the mother of Ramchand. The
role that she played was outstanding and I wish to do such a role in
If you could choose, name three Film and TV actors you would really want to work with?
I would love to work with Mr Amitabh bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah
and Boman Irani
in films and in television I would love to work with Ratan Rajput
, Rati Pandey
and Neil Bhatt
.Which is your favorite Marathi film? And would you consider doing a Marathi film if offered one?
do not like Marathi masala movies but do love to watch and be a part of
Marathi art movies. In future, if I get an offer to do an art movie in
Marathi, I would definitely like to do it.Every girl has a dream about her prince charming. What are the qualities you want in your dream man?
should be an artiste at heart and understanding and committed to me and
at the same time good looking too. I do not mind if the person is not
so financially sound.
What is the naughtiest thing you have done in your childhood?
never played pranks on my friends as I was very studious in school. But
I remember a certain incident that happened with me during the IX
send-off party wherein I had to deliver a speech on stage. It so
happened that I forgot my lines in the middle of the speech and started
crying which turned out to be an overwhelming one because of the
situation.What is the wildest thing you have ever done on your birthday or any time?
year during my birthday I was with my friends in a car and the friend
who was driving did not have any license. I spent my birthday in the
police station giving autographs to people there.Which is the best birthday gift that you received till date?
I got the biggest and the best birthday gift of my life today morning when my mother kissed me on my forehead wishing me.