"The biggest challenge is to get accepted as Kastur"- Aasiya

TellyBuzz in conversation with Aasiya Kazi about her role Kastur in Imagine's Dharampatni...

Sunday, August 21, 2011 | 12:51:34 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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After portraying two strong roles in Bandini and Maati Ki Banno, Aasiya Kazi is back on television with Imagine's Dharampatni with another challenging role. She portrays the Indian woman in every household, Kastur.

Aasiya Kazi, in an exclusive conversation with TellyBuzz, opened her heart about the show and also certain personal stuffs that have disturbed her...

Read on...

Can you describe your character in Dharampatni?

Kastur is a young girl who waits to get married to the man who she got engaged with. She is very loyal to her husband and supports him and leads him towards the right path.

What are the aspects that are highlighted in Dharampatni?

The title itself speaks a lot. It talks about the tale of girl who takes care of her household and family.

Initially there were rumours about the show being based on the life of Gandhiji and Kasturbhha.

The story is nowhere related to Gandhi and Kasturbha, but people will see some resemblance, but the show is definitely not related to freedom struggle and other history. 

Dharampatni has got the prime-time slot of 9:30pm which is highly competitive.

I am a little nervous, but that's the case in every show that I have done. When we get a slot like that, there is always high competition. Everyone would like their show to be number 1 show on television. But more than that the impact you create on the audience's mind is the most important factor. Today people still remember me as Santu from Bandini and that the number 1 show in the channel and that very big for us.  

What were the challenges when you took up Kastur?

Challenges come with every role that you portray. Your first show is your biggest challenge because you are worried whether you will be able to act or not. But then later on when you do shows, you feel confident about yourself. But the biggest challenge after that is whether you are able to break that first image when you portray the other role. So, I guess, breaking the role of Bandini to Kastur is my greatest challenge.

Do you in real life believe in the saying; behind every successful man there is a woman?

Yes, I completely believe in that. We all know that every human being is not perfect, but once you are married your world changes. There are many things that a woman makes a man understand and a responsibility comes in the relation. I have grown seeing my parents and I can say that there has been many changes they have undergone with their marriage and with every development in their life after marriage.

Kastur has the simplicity and the innocence similar to Santu in Bandini. Do you feel yourself being repeated?

Not at all because Santu hailed from a poor background whereas Kastur hails from a financially sound background. There are differences in their outlook and way of life.

How is the experience working with Harshad Chopra?

It has been good so far but we did not get many scenes to do together yet. But whenever we meet, we talk a lot and we are good friends on the sets. We have built up our own good rapport. 

Was there any special preparations done for the role?

I had to take up Hindi classes to get the proper diction and hold on the language. There are Gujarati words that are included in the script, but we have people to help us out on the sets.

How was shooting in Ahmedabad?

We were not actually shooting there, we went for the promotion of the show. It was nice.

How is it working with DJ's Creative Unit after working for a banner like Balaji?

I enjoy working with DJ's Creative Unit as well. There are a lot of people who were there with me on my previous shows.

Any memorable experiences from the show?

Actually every day is a memorable one, but I have not yet shot so much to really point out one.

What are your personal views on being a house wife?

I have complete respect for them and I can relate myself to Kastur a little because at this juncture I do not think that I can be a house wife.

The promos of the show have been very promising and audience has great expectations from show. Are you nervous?

There are a lot of expectations from people and I am nervous. They are happy to see me in a different show.

We have heard about you being in a committed relationship with Shakeb. What do you have to say
I do not understand why people think that a guy and girl cannot be best friends. He is a very good friend of mine and I do not like to discuss further about it.

When are wedding bells to be planned?

Marriage will happen, but I do not know whether it is him or not because my parents have the authority to say that. For now I am very happy with the way my life is heading and when I am getting married, you guys will know it.

Any message to your fans?

There have been negative vibes and rumours that have surrounded me, but I would like to request them not to take anything to heart because whatever decision I take would be right. Do not believe in all the stuffs, and rather understand and try to know more before deriving any conclusions.

Reporter and Author: Saranya Valsarajan

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Posted on: 28 November 2011 at 11:37am
It's the first show of Asiya that I watch and I totally love her as Kaster. Harshad and Aasiya make a beautiful pair togeither... Magical jodi! Love them loadz !

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Posted on: 24 September 2011 at 2:19pm
Aasiya this is the first show of yours that I'm watching. I started watching because of Harshad, but I must say, you totally rock! I love your portrayal of Kastur.

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Posted on: 29 August 2011 at 5:28am
You rock as Kastur !
Alot of people already know you as Kastur. ;)

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Posted on: 27 August 2011 at 3:26pm
I discovered you in DP and you rock Aasiya...Kastur is a character full of innocence and no doubt that she'll be remembered :D all the best :)

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Posted on: 27 August 2011 at 4:23am
kastur rocks...aasiya u r versitile:)

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Posted on: 22 August 2011 at 2:56pm
Nice little interview. So far so good...with Dharampanti...Aasiya is doing a good job as Kastur. Can't wait for Mohan to enter and see where the story is going to go.

Good Luck to the Dharamapanti cast.

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Posted on: 22 August 2011 at 10:06am
Aasiya was brilliant as Santu, this character is one of hers that I will never forget and Im liking her character Kastur and Im sure this character will also be remembered by her fans.

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Posted on: 22 August 2011 at 9:02am
all the best to DP cast
May show does wonders fr them
Eagerly waiting for Mohan to enter <3

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Posted on: 22 August 2011 at 4:21am
Aasiya you did a brilliant job being Santu and we are already in love with Kastur.

You are just perfect for the role of Kastur and doing an awesome role playing the character of Kastur...

Keep up with the good work :)

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Posted on: 22 August 2011 at 3:16am
Aasiya is doing a great job! loving her as Kastur.

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