Bade Acche Lagte Ho, latest Sony Serial starring biggest names from the tellyduniya; Sakshi Tanwar and Ram Kapoor, is getting phenomenal response despite being place after 10 PM slot. We bring you an exclusive chat with the star of the show, once known as favourite bhabhi – Sakshi Tanwar. This interview was conducted by Prerna Arora of MM Online Bureau here are some snippets;
You are returning as the main protagonist in a daily soap – Bade Ache Lagte Hain – after two years. Any reason behind the hiatus?
It was a conscious decision; I wanted to take a sabbatical. The role of Parvati ran for eight years and I didn’t take a break in-between the show even once. So, I planned to sit back and relax, catch up with some quality time with my friends and family and just focus on things that I like.
From Dastoor, your first show on Doordarshan, to Bade Ache Lagte Hain; how has the journey been so far?
Between Dastoor and Kahaani… I did a lot of other shows. My first satellite TV show Rajdhani was aired on Star Plus. The journey, I would say, has been very fulfilling. Becoming an actor was never on the cards for me. I was in fact giving my civil service exams when Rajdhani was offered to me. That was the turning point; I realised that acting is something that makes me happy. I’m glad that it panned out this way.
Tell us about your role in Bade Ache Lagte Hain.
It’s about a modern girl named Priya who is romantic by heart but doesn’t believe that it’s important to be in love to get married. She is an unmarried woman in her 30’s and believes that love will happen in its own sweet time and it could happen after marriage too.
I was offered this role by Ekta (Kapoor) within 4 months after Kahaani… got over. She promised me a role that was written keeping me in mind, and now after 5 years she is fulfilling her promise. When the role was narrated to me, I loved it instantly. I feel that one can fall in love with their spouse after marriage and late marriages do take place. And I realised this is the perfect opportunity to make a come back.
The show was launched in Agra. Any specific reason for that?
The show is about love and how it can happen between two strangers. We chose Agra, keeping the Taj Mahal as a backdrop – after all, it is the biggest symbol of love in our country. It was a memorable 2-day trip.
This is your first show with Ram Kapoor. How is he as a co-star?
Ram is a fine actor, full of vibrant energy and a lot of fun to work with. He brings so much positive energy to the sets and even though we have just shot for promos up till now, as our scenes are in the later part of the show, I had a great time working with him.
You are also coming in a movie, Mohalla Assi, opposite Sunny Deol. Tell us more about it.
I am playing the role of Savitri who is the wife of Dharmnath Pandey, played by Sunny Deol. He essays the role of a Sanskrit teacher and it’s about how I, as a wife, stand by him in difficult times.
What are your future plans?
Well, for now, one show at a time seems good! I am open to working in films as long as the role is good. It’s all about the kind of roles that are offered, if it is good and I think I can do it I will definitely take it up.