April 13, 2009 3:37:48 am
The Balika Vadhu actress enters Shree as the vengeful ghost Kangana
From a teenage bride and then widow in Colors Balika Vadhu to a ghost in Zees Shree. Isnt that a big risk?
Thats another way of putting it. But when Zee approached me for the role,I realised that its a great opportunity to explore a drastically different form of acting and widen my horizon.
Do you believe in ghosts?
I do,and I get frightened each time I watch a horror show or film. But acting as one is okay especially since I wont be the victim this time.
Tell us a little about your character in Shree.
Im the ghost that has been haunting the Raghuvanshi family and especially Wasna Ahmeds character,the daughter-in-law. As Kangana,I reveal some long-kept secrets of the Raghuvanshis as Kangana shared her history with them. Thats all I can reveal for now but I can assure you that I play a central character after Kangana is introduced on the show sometime next week.
What will you,as Kangana,look like?
I wont be a ghastly ghost but I will inherit my white sari from Balika Vadhu. Dressed in pastels like peaches,pale yellow and white saris,Ill leave my hair open. Its a simple yet effective look.
Your character in Balika Vadhu shot into limelight especially after your on-screen husband,Pratap,died. Isnt it ironical?
I became the centre of everyones sympathies after that. A couple of neighbours and acquaintances would often come over and tell me that they lost their appetite whenever they tried to have dinner while watching the show. Its strange because its just a character after all and it hasnt affected me one bit in real life. But I do appreciate the love and the attention,especially coming from the kids.
Balika Vadhus new entrant is Farida Jalal.
She is a star! She is as jovial in real life as is on the show. With her around,were always having fun. But the most amazing thing about her is that she doesnt need glycerin to cry whenever the director asks her to shed a few tears she instantly obliges. I want to learn how she does that.
What next would you want to do?
Movies are my next step. I did have a few offers but I opted for Shree before that. I am waiting for the right films as Id love to do family dramas like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun or Hum Saath Saath Hain.
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