Tell us something about yourself...
I am happy playing Purvi in CID and I am a chilled out, easy going and relaxed person in real life.
Tell us something about your early life. How did acting happen to you?
After completing my graduation, someone approached me for acting. I was more interested in Mass media and accounts so I asked my father about it and he said if you wish to give it a try then you can go ahead. I did few episodics in Aahat, then Laagi Tujhse Lagan and few other shows and now here I am, playing the character of Purvi in CID.
How has been your journey as officer Purvi so far?
Its been amazing so far and I know that it will be amazing for me always. Purvi for me is Ansha because Purvi is also focused about her work just like Ansha is. I am very happy to do CID and I wish to do it forever.
Do you think that CID is a turning point for your career?
Yes, definitely it is a turning point for my career because it has given me the recognition and lots of love and respect. Its a pleasant experience to work with this team. All the actors in the team including the crew and the production team is so lovely that anyone who will come here won't like to leave.
Which has been your most challenging task portraying Purvi so far?
I remember one scene, in which I was on a harness and I was hanging. It was like the scariest experience for me. I was hanging and from one side, Daya sir (Dayanand Shetty) was holding my hand and Abhijeet sir (Aditya Srivastava) from the other side. I got goosebumps and I was scared thinking what if this harness will break (laughs)!
Anything which you have learned from the character of Purvi?
I have get to learn a lot of things like I have learned to run. I was wearing a saree while doing Laagi Tujhse Lagan and here, I have to wear shirts and trousers and run. I know how to run but Purvi taught me to sprint and how to slap. I discuss a lot with my co-actors and get to learn a lot from all of them. Purvi has given me a new family.
How do you feel being a part of the long running successful show CID?
The people on the sets of CID are so humble despite being part of the longest running show which holds a record in the record books. I am so proud and honored to be a part of the show. Being a part of this show is just like I am getting an award every day.
Your best performance till date?
It was 'CID Mein Gaddar' episodic which was a Purvi centric episode. I did my best in it.
What kind of bonding do you share with your co-actors?
I share a great bond with everyone on the sets like ACP sir, Abhijeet sir and I have a lot of respect for them. Daya sir is like a friend and I share a very special bond with Tarika, as she is just like me on the sets. She is bindaas and sweet. I don't get much to shoot with Shreya but whenever I do, then its just like a girls gang on the sets with me, Tarika (Shraddha Musale) and Shreya. Hrishikesh Pandey and Shreya are very good co-actors to work with.
What are your interests other than acting?
Watching movies, driving, and listening to music. I like reading but not that much.
Define Ansha in one word.
What kind of roles are you looking forward to play?
I am very happy doing Purvi and I would like to focus on Purvi only. I am not really interested in doing saas bahu sagas since I am happy doing a crime show.