Can you please tell us how Priya Wal is?
Kids who used to watch Remix
know me well, I have had an unconventional childhood. I was like a
gypsy out of school, grew up in a boarding school in Ajmer. After that I
joined the Tennis Academy in Gujarat. When we got shifted to Delhi, I
started modeling and it's been six years in Mumbai now.How do you feel to be back in Star One again?
Actually Star One
took off at the same time and the channel had just been launched when
the show had started. So we had been the face of the channel. After
Anvesha, now it's Misha in Star One
.Misha is quite similar to Anvesha in Remix; how can we differentiate?
the characters are a lot similar and they are really great in their
work. But at the same time Anvesha was one of the protagonists of the
show and the show was about her and her friends. But Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani
is the story of Piya and the people who she meets and comes across. And
also there are individual stories attached to each character. Anvesha
was a relaxed character where as Misha is very loud and anxious.You had been away from the industry for quite some time; how did you keep yourself engaged?
, I did cameo roles in nearly eight shows. Then I played an interesting character in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki
for eight months. After this, I was a little engaged with theatre as
well and Ekta got in touch with me during those days and I said yes for
the role. Initially I was a little apprehensive about taking up the
role, but there were several reasons as to why I finally chose to do
this. I was actually in a dilemma about what to do, but was sure that I
had to enter into Television. I was looking for some extremely good work
and today I am having a blast being in the show because I love the
character, my co-stars and the whole ambiance of the show.The show includes a lot of cast and crew that are young and are full of energy; how is it working with them?
awesome fun shooting with the whole crew and we are crazier off screen
than on camera. It's a pleasant environment touch wood, and I am having a
great time shooting with all my costars. And today when I go out, kids
call me Misha instead of Ashi and they address the show as Bhoot wala
show. Who do you relate yourself most to?
I become the character that I am playing and I am a little bit myself
in my acting. But at the same time I am not completely Anvesha or Misha
because I am very much a girl and I do not like the expression
'Tomboyish'.Who are your best friends on the sets?
I am really fond of everyone on the sets and I am more close to T, Tracker and Piya.How has been the journey so far in the industry?
The journey has been great and I know it has been long, I think around six years, that we had done Remix
But whenever I did shows, I never felt that break because I have always
wanted it that way. I do only one show at a time and do not do like lot
of exposure. After Remix
and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki
its Pyaar Ki that I am doing at a long stretch. Otherwise, I used to do
only cameos in shows. I make it a point to devote some refreshing and
sanity time for myself after work. You have been in the industry for a long time; what are the changes that you felt in the journey?
I really do not know, because whatever set I am in, that becomes my family and that's what my relation is.You have also been doing short films as well, now that you are engaged with the show have they been sidelined?
Actually, I had made a short film with my costars of Remix
because I was always interested in the creative side of the industry. Even when I was doing Remix
I used to get involved in the creative side of it. And now I have
completed a script for a feature film and after this show, I am planning
to take it to the floors.When you take up shows, what is the first thing that has to click your mind?
just the character that should catch my mind and if I am able to relate
myself with the show and the character, then I would give it a nod. It
does not matter if it is the main lead or the parallel lead, I tell the
same thing when people approach me with scripts.