Bengali actress Ishita Ganguly has shifted her base to Mumbai to star in TV soap ‘Shastri Sisters’ and she says she has no immediate plans to go back to Kolkata as she aspires to have a career in Bollywood. Ishita has starred in a few Bengali serials before landing her big break on national TV with the new show about four sisters in a household without a mother in which the actress essays the role of the second eldest daughter, Anushka.
“I am very fortunate to get a break in a Hindi TV show so as of now I have no plans to do Bengali serials. I want to focus on this show right now. And then eventually I want to move to films… that is the aim. However, I am open to doing good Bengali films if I am offered,” Ishita told PTI.
The show follows the journey of four sisters as they move from Kanpur to Delhi along with their father and Ishita says she completely related to the character as she herself faced similar ordeals when she shifted to Mumbai from her hometown Kolkata.
“The character is very similar to mine. It is never easy to move to a new city… there are so many problems that one has to face initially. But I am settling down slowly. Just like my character, who keeps few stuffs from Kanpur when she comes to Delhi, I have also brought a lot of things from Kolkata as memories,” she said.
Besides Ishita, the show also stars Neha Pednekar, Sonal Vengurlekar and Pragati Chourasiya with Rajesh Jais playing their father. Ishita says she is very happy that the show is getting positive response from the audience.
“Fans have been giving very positive response to all of us. All the four of us have very strong characters. I think it has been a good start and I hope that we continue to make the audience happy,” she said. The star-cast was recently in the Capital to tie Rakhis to the Delhi police to iterate their trust in the force. “We don’t have any brother so we tie rakhi to our protectors like our father, Delhi cops, watchman,” she said.
Produced by Shakuntalam Telefilms, ‘Shastri Sisters’ airs on Colors.