What was the reason to take up the show Tota Weds Maina?
To be very honest, I was bored of playing Chadramukhi. I was tired in terms of output. I know there is a lot in me as a character that I can project and give my audience. I love my audience and I know what they want. I like to surprise them. When they say, that they can't imagine Chandramukhi without me, then this statement makes me want to surprise them.
Do you think that the audience will accept you as Maina after seeing you as Chandramukhi for long 7 yrs.?
Time will tell! I believe that the audiences are also greedy and intelligent like us actors. They want us to do new things and always want more. So, why shouldn't we give them a new character!
Are you enjoying your new look?
I am loving it. I have an army of people who are running after me asking me to wear different types of bangles, trying out different hair styles and outfits. I used to get ready within 10 minutes. While doing FIR. I hardly applied any make – up. Now, I have to keep combing my hair and using different beauty products
Tell us about your character in the show?.
A mastikhor girl is hidden behind Chandramukhi whose name is Kavita Kaushik. Maina is identical to Kavita Kaushik who is very naughty, she wants to try doing everything. Sometime ago I went to Goa with some of my friends. We took a motor boat to reach to a private island. We all had great fun there. When it became to grow dark, everyone started telling us to leave from that locale but we were busy enjoying. When we were on the way in the sea while returning, a storm rose in between. I was enjoying and shouting while we all were in trouble. I don't like going to parties. I like having fun like this way. This is the way Maina is! She is adventurous, crazy and wants to do everything in life. She is not scared of anything.
Tota is totally opposite to Maina. What will happen if someone like Tota enters your life?
I need somebody to absorb me. When I shoot with Gaurav, I stay very happy and he handles me very well. In real life, if I find someone like this, then it will be very good for me.
You enjoy being a part of comic shows. Will you be interested in doing emotional saas-bahusagas in future?
How do you keep yourself fit?
Smiling and laughing. I also take care of what I am taking in as food. I work a lot.
Reporter and Author: Anwesha Kamal