In conversation with us, Rachana talks about how did she bag the show, similarity between herself and more...
Here is Rachana answering the sameâ€¦
Tell us about your journey in TV industry?
I started working in Television with the popular show Saath Phere on Zee TV as a parallel lead in the show, but it was not really my debut as I had shot only for 2 months. Then I did a cameo in Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil on Star Plus and finally now I am playing a lead in Ek Mutthi Aasmaan. My journey has been great so far I have learnt a lot from all the shows I did. This show has been as an add-on in the journey of Television as I have got brilliant co-stars and team to work with and my popularity is giving me success because of this show.
What made you sign the show?
It was a lead role and I had brilliant co-stars to work with like Shilpa Shirodkar and Ashish Chowdhry. I found the character very appealing and moreover it was challenging also.
Talking about your role in Ek Mutthi Aasman, how similar are you to Kalpana in real life?
Kalpana is a girl next door. She is someone who doesnâ€™t de value but stands up and she is determined in fulfilling her dream. For me it is quite encouraging to portray this character in the show. Talking about similarity, yes I am very much like Kalpana in real life as even I can't hurt someone and I think 1000 times about what to speak and what not to speak keeping in mind about the near ones. Even Rachana is very ambitious in real life like Kalpana and I value the same.
How is your bonding with your co-stars?
I have a great team to work with, I have cordial relations with my all co-stars and there is no hatred anywhere on the set. Shilpa Shirodkar who is playing my mother's character she is fabulous and I got to learn a lot from her. Talking about Ashish Chowdhry he is a very dear friend of mine. He helps me out whenever I need help on sets; we share a great bond and do lots of fun on the sets while shooting.
Any specific role you want to play in future?
I am very happy to play the character of Kalpana because with this character, I am able to play various shades in one show itself. From Bollywood I would surely love to play Priyanka Chopra's role from Dostana and Deepika Padukone's role that from Cocktail. These characters I feel is very challenging and fun to play.
If not acting then what would you choose?
Definitely dance, even on the set behind the camera I keep dancing randomly as I just love to do it. I am a trained dancer, I have learnt dancing from UMA Dogra who is a brilliant dancer so if not acting would certainly come up with dancing.
Any message to your fansâ€¦
Watch Ek Mutthi Aasmaan. I get inspiration to work harder and your support means a lot for me. I canâ€™t assure you about my pairing with Raghav again but something nice is definitely is in store for you.