, the protagonist of Star Plus
' afternoon show Sapnon Se Bhare Naina is yet another new face in the Television industry who has been accepted by the audience for her good screen presence and acting..
The girl who portrays the today's woman Naina in the Shakuntalam Telefilms' show talks about her life in Mumbai in an exclusive chat with TellyBuzz..How has the experience been being part of Sapnon Se Bhare Naina?
The experience has been great so far because initially I was a little averse from doing television shows as I felt it would dump you into a particular category. But today I am enjoying what I am playing and its great fun to be Naina. The character Naina is not a timid girl who bears the pain, but a fighter who is very optimistic and proactive.How did acting happen to you?
I became an actor completely by chance. I was doing ad films where I was the stylist. But once my portfolio was ready I started modelling and I love it even today. Acting was just a progression and it was evidently not there in my periphery of vision. But it is really pleasant to be a part of television. Tell us something about yourself.
My father is a retired Air Force Officer and hence I have travelled almost all over India and today they are settled in Toronto. I did my college education there after which I got shifted to India. Its been four years now in India. How close is Naina to you?
Naina is quite different from Parvati on the grounds of the background she hails from, but I can really associate to what she has shaped out to be today. And apart from that, just like Naina I cannot just be a bystander when certain things are happening around me.Were you apprehensive in the beginning as the show is in the afternoon slot?
Honestly, when I had signed the show, it was slotted to be a prime-time show and it was just twenty days before the show's launch that we came to know that the show has been pushed to the afternoon slot. Initially I felt a little let down but today I am happy that the TRP is also not that bad because there are shows in the prime-time too that are not doing really well. And also when the show is in the prime-time, there are a lot of expectations from the audience. We are actually not that pressurized and we have given the output really very decently. Memorable moments from the show?
There was a sequence in the show wherein I leave the house after knowing the truth which I had to shoot in the rain. We shot the sequence in Madh Island in December at two in the night. It was chilling cold and the water made the cold even worse that I really started crying which made the shoot easier for me.
On the contrary there was another car sequence where Gaurav and I are on the way to Pune for which we were really driving for nearly seven hours in the Film City. What are the learning experiences got from the show?
The show is indeed a learning experience. I have most of my scenes with Nivedita Saraf, who has been there in the industry for a long time and is a seasoned actor. She is really sweet and nice and helps me a lot.You have been seen in Telugu movies; how have you felt the difference?
One of the main differences is the language where I just have to speak what is told in movies. But here I know what I am saying and I am not that stressed in that regard. I think the editing team there might have had a fun time editing my sequences. Ultimately movie is a movie and television is television and the difference is instilled. Television is stressful but at the same time I am comfortable with what I am doing and its fun.How is the rapport with the co-stars?
I have a good rapport with the co-stars and we actually feel like we are having a picnic on the sets. Also, since I am staying alone, I am the pampered one on the sets. The others make sure that they bring homely food and share it with me.How is your off screen rapport with the lead Gaurav Bajaj?
We actually got along really very well since day one and with course of time we have become great friends.You have a role model in your sister Sampada Vaze when it comes to acting. Any tips you got from her when you entered TV?
I did get some tips but I would like to keep it for myself. How was the recent experience in Macau for the Star Parivar Awards?
It was really a good experience and it was a good break for us even though we were rehearsing there as well. The first night we really relaxed and had a great time in the hotel. We performed for the song Barso Re Megha and it was a great time performing it as the whole family was there.What was the struggling part of your life?
When I came to Mumbai I had no idea how to make a mark in my career though I knew what I wanted to do. Those one and a half years were really a struggling time for me.How has been the experience working with Shakuntalam Telefilms?
I had heard really good things about the production house and I have also watched their shows earlier. Working with them is a really good experience especially with our supervising producer, because he actually listens to your point of view and we are really lucky to have him.How can we see your track proceeding in future?
People will see the romantic side of Naina in future, but not so soon because there are other things also to happen.Will Naina find out the issues between Daksh and Lekha?
Issues will be found out, but not so soon.You are essaying the title role; were you nervous?
Frankly speaking, I was not really that nervous because I was really unaware of the responsibilities of the main lead in a show that too when she is there in a title role. Ironically, it was really good that way because when you know the pressure, you tend to become nervous. And may be because of this naiveness I guess I performed better without any nervousness. Reporter and Author: Saranya Valsarajan