How different is it to shoot for Sanskaar than Rang Badalti Odhani?
It is really fun, Rang Badalti Odhani was fun too but there I was a different person. I love to spend time alone and that is what I did in Rang Badalti Odhani. But while shooting for Sanskaar people don't let me sit alone, they drag me into their rooms, we gossip, have fun and eat a lot. Every time they are in the room I find them eating something or the other and they are like "Bharti jaldi aja, chakle, yeh lai, yeh kaisa hai" and I always tell them that I will surely put on weight quickly if I stay with them. They are very cute and fun loving people.
What made you take up the role of Bharti?
I first auditioned for the role one and a half year ago and I really loved it. Earlier, that was supposed to be the main character who is in love with Jay, but then story changed and Bharti is a different character now. However she still has some importance in the family and I think playing such a simple girl next door role is a challenge everyday. I always wanted to play a role of a simple girl just like Saakshi Tanwar in Bade Acche Laggte Hai.
I am very excited and we are taking some steps to make it more exciting.
What can we expect from Bharti as a character in the
show? She does not appear to be a typical heroine.
In an article you said, Karan Goddwani will be your first choice as a co-star, how was the experience working with Karan Goddwani and Karan Tacker in Rang Badalti Odhani?
Karan Tacker is more popular because maybe because he had that kind of a character. But when I was studying I saw this guy who had an International look and was playing a lead character in Jugni Chali Jhalandar and I really liked him as there was something about him.
I don't know how, but it was a co-incidence that he came into Rang Badalti Odhani and we became really good friends, not because he looks good or what he is on screen but more what he is as a person off screen. He is very sincere about his work and I have seen him working very seriously. I don't like people doing time pass or giggling around when they are working and he is one man who take his works very religiously and I will still choose Karan Goddwani.
In your words how will you sum up the year 2012?
2012 was a non working year. I was literally having fun in my personal life as I was traveling a lot and working on the website. However, yes 2013 is going to be much better.
I guess right now watching an interesting movie is what calms me down. On the sets we have an other member in the family who is a cat named Romeo, so whenever I am angry he comes to me and say "Meoow" and I start laughing.
What is the best and worst thing about being in showbiz?
The best thing about being in the entertainment world is the fame you get and the love and affection people shower upon you. The worst thing will be that when you travel people follow you for a photograph. This really annoys me sometimes because I love traveling alone and I do not want anyone to recognize me. Apart from that I am all yours.
There are many of them actually. Once we were shooting in Gujarat and we all used to watch Bigg Boss Season 6 in our rooms. One day we all were very tired and in a depressing mood, sleeping in our beds and Jay Soni comes in and he is suddenly says, "Why are you sleeping, we have to watch Bigg Boss". He pulled out blanket and increased the volume of the television set.
Message for your fans on India-Forums?
They keep messaging me all the time, but yes watch Sanskaar and keep believing in me, Swapna jee and the character of Bharti will shape up soon.
Reporter: Nadia Malik