Sadi: Who has been your favourite co-star?
Asha: My all-time favourite would be Ram Kapoor. I can never forget the day when we shot for
Bade Achhe Lagte Hain in Australia and I had a
scene with him. Frankly speaking, I was extremely
nervous. Firstly, he was so senior that I used to
shiver whenever I had a scene with him. Secondly,
I had only got my lines just 10 minutes prior and being a newcomer I
was not very good at it.
But he made me feel so comfortable that if there would have been someone
else, I'm sure they would have got irritated.
Although I know I didn't really do it well, he
still praised me for my work. So, my favourite will always be Ram Kapoor.
I really enjoy being with Jia (Mustafa),
Shruti (Kanwar) and Rithvik (Dhanjani) also.
If you could play a role from another show,
which would it be?
I have always been fascinated by Hannah
Montana (in the TV serial of the same
name). So I think I would love to play her
character as it is a glamorous, typical girly role.
Which is your favourite holiday destination?
I love beaches and mountains. Basically I love
nature so it can be any place which has beautiful
beaches, or green beautiful hills. Though I really
wanna make a tour to Europe soon.
What did you want to grow up to be as a kid?
When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher.
What has been the most memorable moment in
It would be when I was on stage receiving the state
crown for Miss Uttarkhand. That was my first step
toward my present career.
Have you ever fallen in love and what would your
ideal man be like?
Yes, I have been in love before and I really wish to
get a husband like Hiten sir (Hiten Tejwani). A true
gentleman, down to earth, always positive and a
caring, loving and loyal husband.
Who is your role model?
My role model will always be Sakshi Tanwar. I love
everything about her. Even though she is so senior
in the industry, she has no tantrums, is extremely
sweet, grounded and so talented. I just love her
and always want be like her, carrying myself with
the respect and dignity she has.
What are your New Year's resolutions?
I haven't planned any resolutions for this year.
(Laughs) Though I thought about being a regular
visitor to the gym, but I don't think I will be able to
maintain it. I just pray God gives me
strength and patience to overcome all the
difficult times in my life.
And finally, do you believe in luck?
Of course, I do believe in luck. I think luck has
completely favoured me in that without much of
struggle I got to work with such senior actors and
with (production house) Balaji.
Questions by Ria(Me)
Ria: What is your dream role?
There are many roles, which I would want to play.
They include Kajol's character in Kuch Kuch Hota
Hai, Kareena Kapoor's role in Jab We Met and
Parineeti Chopra's role in Ishaqzaade.
What career would you have been in if you were
not an actor?
I think I would have been working in a multinational company.
Is there any role or genre you would like to experiment with?
I think I really want to try something in action. I
get goosebumps when I watch actresses doing
stunts. I just love that stuff!
Out of the roles you have played
to date, which do you relate to
more ' Purvi (Pavitra Rish ta) or
Apeksha (Bade Achhe Lagte Hain)?
I think I am somewhat like Purvi;
the way she believes in being selfdependent, and I am also a very
happy-go-lucky kind of person.
Tell us something special about your co-star
Rithvik is the most hard-working person I've seen
until now. He is multi-talented and good in almost
everything. I really get inspired by him and am
very happy to have a co-star like him at the start of
my career. Also, he really cares for his friends and
is always ready to do anything for them.
Your chemistry with Rithvik is highly appreciated.
What do you attribute this onscreen magic to?
I will give the whole credit to Rithvik and our director Partho Daa. I was zero in everything when I
was new to Pavitra Rishta. Rithvik and I used to
work out scenes before shooting and improvise
them. Also initially I used to get scolded by my
director for not performing. (Laughs) But trust
me, those scoldings really used to work.
What is your style of dressing away from work '
Indian or western?
Although I love wearing Indian, on a daily basis I
prefer western outfits as it's more comfortable. I
love saris, lehangas and cholis.
Who are the people who make your day?
Since we spend more than 12 hours on set, the
people there are more like our family now. They
are the ones who start our day and include the
make-up guy, hair didi, spot dada, dress dada,
cameraman, director, co-actors and all the others
who work hard on the show. They are the people
with whom I spend my whole day. So I think their
vital role in making our day.
What things are you most possessive about?
(Smiles) I am super possessive about my pickle ka
dabba, which my mom has given me. I don't like it
if anyone else tries to have even a single piece
from it. I love pickle!
Finally, you recently joined Twitter. How is it interacting with your fans?
Oh my God, that's like my other family. I start my
day reading their tweets and my day ends checking my Twitter messages. I must say I've got really
connected with my fans. The love, the care they
show is very touching.
Questions by Sakshi
Sakshi: What exactly attracted to your present
profession of acting?
I always wanted to be an actor, though earlier I
didn't take it seriously. But when I was working for
a multinational company in Bangalore, I realised
that was not my cup of tea. I can't just sit in one
place and do the same thing
every day. I figured it was time
to make an effort to bring my
dream of being an actress to
reality. Since childhood I used
to fantasise about it. I used to
make faces in front of the mirror, ask my sisters if I looked
like Kajol. I used to cut my hair
like Preity Zinta's every time she had a new look.
How tough was it living in a city like Mumbai
initially before your acting career began?
Frankly speaking, it wasn't really difficult. I had
good friends who helped me find accommodation
before I came to Mumbai and after that the roommates I had loved me just like my own sisters. I
have been very thankful to God for this ' he has
always made my way easy.
How did you feel when you met Rithvik for the
The first day I met Rithvik, I thought he was very
English, and thought of himself as being a dude
and very non-desi. A few weeks later I realised he
is completely the opposite, so desi and so Indian
in his heart. I had never thought we would gel so
nicely as we have on screen. He is one of my best
What do you most like about Rithvik and would
you ever consider dating him?
There are many things I adore about him. He
cares a lot for his loved ones. He makes an effort
trying to keep everyone happy around him. Which
gal wouldn't want such a sweet guy in her life? But
we are more than happy being such great friends.
How do you cope with link-up articles in the
press about you both?
Either we just ignore it or if there is nothing to do,
we sit together and laugh at such rumours.