could undoubtedly be called as the chosen one as she is playing one of the most prominent characters in the Indian mythology. She is playing Rukmini in Imagine
's Dwarkadheesh - Bhagwaan Shree Krishna
There are only a few blessed ones who are as lucky as her. Let us hear it from Priya what she really feels portraying such an spic character.How is it playing your first role in a Mythological show?
This is my first mythological show and I am completely enjoying the role.What are the preparations that you did for the role?
I did not really know about the proper history of Krishna and Rukmini.
Hence I read about she being the Avtar of Laxmi and how she was the
first wife of Krishna etc. There are very few television shows that
actually showed the life of Sri Krishna.Have you seen the performance of Channa Ruparal in the earlier Mahabharata?
Not really.What challenges are you facing while portraying Rukmini?
only challenge that I faced initially was the pronunciation of the
Sanskrit words that were incorporated in the dialogues. But today I am
used to it. Another main challenge for me is to carry the heavy
costume and jewellery that I wear every day. I feel that I am getting
ready for my marriage every day. But at the end of the day I am glad
that I look mind blowing on screen. Doing a mythological role does not fall into everyone's kitty. You are one of the lucky ones.
Yes, I am the chosen one in this regard and I am glad that lot have been invested in the show for its best execution.What are the traits where you can relate to Rukmini?
speaking, I have not really much thought about it. Priya is subtle like
Rukmini, but at the same time her reaction depends on the situation.A memorable moment from the show?
the moments with Vishal (Vishal Karwal
), Hemant (Hemant Chadha
Gauri (Gauri Harmit Kaur
) are memorable. People on the sets pamper me by
giving me chocolates every day. I remember when I fell ill initially,
Vishal bought nice chocolates for me.What were the learning experiences from the role and the show?
me every day is a learning experience. From the past six years I have
been learning every hour and every minute. When you work with different
directors, there will be a lot to learn. You have already worked with Imagine before. How has the association been?
have worked with Imagine
earlier during Basera
and Baba Aiso Varr
Dhundo. It's like coming back home where I met my old friends. How spiritual are you in real?
I do believe in God, but I am not that kind of a person who always goes to the temple and pray. I pray by heart.How is the experience shooting in Baroda?
is really hot here but at the same time I am getting some time for
myself. I reach within 20 minutes back to my room which was
impossible in Mumbai. Initially I felt a little weird about this, but I
am enjoying that as well.Do you miss the buzz of Mumbai?
Yes, of course I do miss it very badly.What is the routine that you have there?
get up in the morning and by 9:30 I am on the sets for shoot. In the
evening I reach by 9:30 and I make it a point to watch my episode after
freshening up. There is a repeat telecast that is shown after the normal
time.Being in Baroda what do you miss more?
I miss all my friends and family, the vada pav, pav baji and all the food there. Here we get dhoklas and khakhras.You really have loud and colourful attire, does it take a long time to get dressed up and are you feeling comfortable?
nearly takes almost an hour to get dressed up. Though it is heavy, I am
really happy that I am looking really beautiful in the attire.What was the reaction of your parents when they came to know that you are going to play Rukmini?
They were really happy and my father said you are blessed to play Rukmini.What would you like to tell your fans?
would like you to watch the show because we are not showing a fiction
story here. There is a lot of study that has gone into it. Kindly watch
the show.Reporter and Author: Saranya Valsarajan