It was a dream come true for Rupal Tyagi (Gunjan of Zee TV's Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke)! It was not very long ago that she choreographed the ace Bollywood actress, Vidya Balan on Mere Dolna (Bhool Bhuaiya) and it was like walking down memory lane for Rupal as she danced to the very same song on the new show in which she plays the lead female protagonist.
Rupal said, "After finishing the shoot for the song sequence in Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, it felt like I had completed a full circle. I have fond memories of choreographing Vidya for the same song. She is a quick learner, a delight to watch on screen and has no airs of being a superstar. Dance will always be my first love and as an actress, I am sure I will get loads of opportunities to also showcase my dancing skills."
It has been an interesting journey for Rupal Tyagi, who essays the role of Rupal from being an assistant choreographer to bagging the lead role in a primetime show of one of India's premier Hindi General Entertainment Channels, Zee TV. Rupal wanted to become a professional dancer and trained at Shiamak Davar's dance institute Bangalore, her hometown. Then she got an opportunity to assist Pony Verma, a Bollywood celebrity choreographer who has made actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor dance to her tunes. For two years, Rupal shuttled between Bangalore and Mumbai before she finally settled in Mumbai. She got her first break in a fiction show with Zee TV – Hamari Betiyon Ka Vivaah and also acted in Choti Si Zindagi which prompted her to choose acting as a career.