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Additi Gupta, who rose to fame with Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, is back on the small screen, but this time she will be seen in a different avatar of a widow in Zee TV's Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan (Ravi Ojha Productions).
In a conversation with Tellychakkar.com, she talks about her character and more…,
"Nandini is pure and simple; she is not the jealous kind of a person but has certain questions on her mind that she wants to solve. Though Nandini is a very strong woman, yet she wants a simple life and finds happiness in everything around her," avers Additi while describing her character in Dastaan.
Since, the actress will be seen as a widow in the story, we asked her if she was open to playing a widow this early in career, to which she replies, "I am very happy wearing a white sari. It's fun to go with minimum make-up on the sets. And I am glad that I've got to play something new on-screen."
So, do we see her crying all the time? "Yes, initially you will see her crying most of the times as she has lost her husband. But, as a person, she will find happiness."
Usually actors get typecast in the television industry, but Additi gets to play a positive character after having played a negative character in Zee TV's Sangini. The actress too finds herself lucky as she states, "It's very rare when people think that you can play a different role when you've played a negative character. However, Zee TV gave me a chance to play a positive role in this show after having played a negative one earlier. I am sure that they must have done their research on before casting me and I feel so lucky about it."
Both Sanjeeda Sheikh and Additi play the leads in the show. Hence, when asked if she is insecure about this, she observes, "I am very happy; in fact, since there are two leads, the dates will be divided and we will get to take a leave or two (laughs). Apart from that, Sanjeeda and I have known each other for a while and we gel really well; so, it's fun shooting with her."
Sanjeeda has a very easy going look in the show. So, don't you ever wish that you were offered the character that Sanjeeda plays? "Whenever we see each other, we want to be like the other person. Sanjeeda always tells me that she wishes that she would get to wear white sari like me. And I find it cool to be just roaming on the sets in denims and a top which is Sanjeeda's look."
The actress has also shot in different locations for her upcoming project.
Therefore, when we asked her about her outdoor experience, she said, "It was fun shooting outdoor as I got to see some nice places. We also went to some cold places (Rishikesh) where they asked me to wear deep cut blouses without any sweater. So I was shivering but I think that's what looks good on screen. Overall, it was great fun."
Was it difficult for you to mould yourself in this character? "My director (Rakesh Kumar) is a brilliant man. If someone likes and remembers this character after it goes on-air, it has to be because of him. I am very different from Nandini, so the only person who understands her is my director. I have never experienced what Nandini is going through in her life, hence to enact what a widow feels like is not easy for me. I have no idea about it but my director definitely knows about it and I am doing exactly what he asks me to do."
Lastly, talking about all her co-stars, she says, "It is fantastic working with all of them. Kiran sir (Karmarkar) is a fabulous actor. Earlier, I haven't worked with Monaji (Ambegaonkar), but it is a pleasure to work with her. It is a delight to watch her express on-screen. After watching her act, I sometime wonder that I know nothing about acting. I have a long way to go."
Well, we wish Additi all the best in her new venture.
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