Additi Gupta, who won over the viewers after playing different characters like Heer, Pihu, Harmony talks to us about how she feels now that the show Badalte Rishton Ki Daastan is coming to an end!
What are your views about the sudden end of Badalte Rishton Ki Daastan?
All the actors are very sad about it but it was not in our hands; they have to take the decision. We are unhappy but it doesn't make any sense in feeling bad about the things which are not in our hands. We started working on the show with lots of passion and scope. We had a lot of expectations like all others have at the beginning of their show but the result didn't came out well.
The character of Nandini was very different from what you played earlier. Any difficulty you faced to get into this character?
Yes, I did face some problems but it's all because of Rakesh sir that I understood her way of speaking, her jealousy portion, etc. He related all the characters to real life and made everyone understand about small things which are relatable to our life. When these small things come together then it makes a character much better. I found the character of Nandini very challenging; it was a role of a widow which I found difficult to play because I am quite opposite to Nandini.
What will you be missing the most about your show?
Each day on the sets was like a class for everyone, in which we all got to learn something. I will miss my schedulers because we were given a lot of leaves which any actor hardly gets while doing a daily soap. I will miss everybody on the sets because everybody has contributed something or the other. We will keep in touch with each other and keep meeting.
Which has been your toughest scene till date?
It has to be scene in Badalte Rishton Ki Daastan itself. Nandini comes to know about the affair of Meera (Sanjeeda Shaikh) and Ani (Abhinav Shukla), where the entire family comes and Shyama (Richa Sony) makes Nandini understand saying, "Koi fark nahi padega' and Nandini says, "Fark padta hai didi." The dialogues of this scene were very difficult and I was not able to memorise the lines easily. The lines were about mangalsutra and sindoor which were very difficult and in another scene, I have to shout a lot on Meera and my director wanted some sarcasm in the scene. I was not comfortable saying sarcastic lines.
What inspires you to sketch?
Nothing inspires me but whenever I become bored of acting and my life becomes monotonous, then sketching is the only thing which breaks it. I sketch to feel better.
What is the hardest part of being a celebrity according to you?
Some people say that insecurities that come in an actor are the hardest part of being a celebrity! When one overcomes these insecurities and really doesn't care what's happening that is when one achieves something in life.
Do you think that Harshiti (Harshad – Additi) fans are too stubborn and difficult to handle?
They are not difficult to handle but they just don't understand (laughs). They keep messaging to me also and I find that they all are very sweet.
What are your future plans?
An actor cannot decide his/her future plans (laughs). As of now, I don't have any idea about it.