How different is the character of Natasha from the rest of the characters that you have played so far?
Natasha as a character is not that tough for me. According to me, an actor is like clay, you can mould it the way you want to.
You joined Amrit Manthan as Nimrit/Natasha, how hard was it to get the recognition from fans as Nimrit after Dimple Jhangiani had essayed the role?
I had a lot of insecurity in my mind about how it would be. Basically the audiences get used to seeing a particular character played by one person. Dimple was loved by the fans of the show as Nimrit but luckily the audience readily accept me as Nimrit/Natasha. I think my hard work has paid off and thanks to my fans who love me no matter what role I play.
You have been dating Kkuldeep Singh for a long time now. Is the wedding on the cards soon?
Not yet, I haven't thought about it. We both are settling, he is busy with his work and I am busy with mine, so we haven't decided anything yet.
Nothing makes me unique. I am very simple, not a unique personality. I reckon that the fact that I am the same person as I was before entering the industry is what makes me unique. People enter the industry and change, while I am still the same Ankita who used to hang around with the same friends, talk as I used to. My friends often compliment me for my simplicity and not showing off my stardom. I still visit the same shops, restaurants, eating chaats on the road, just like as I used to.So I guess, my simplicity is my uniqueness.
If not acting what would Ankit be doing now?
I would have been a choreographer.
What was your favorite toy as a kid?
I played a lot with the Kitchen set when I was a child and when I grew up I started playing volleyball.
As a kid what did you want to become when you grew up?
I wanted to be a scientist and I failed in science. So my family used to make fun of me.
How would you react if you woke up as Angelina Jolie one day?
I would react just she would. I would ask her about her reaction and then do the same.
Message for your India-Forums fans?
I do read India-Forums and all those topics, comments on me, appreciation and negative comments. I get to learn a lot about my acting from the feedback. When I read the comments it motivates me and encourages me to do better. We shoot for 14-15 hours and get tired but when I read the comments on the forum, it makes me believe that I am doing the right thing. Do give them lots of kisses and thank them from my side.
Reporter: Nadia Malik