April 12, 2010 10:13:50 pm
The actress enjoys being kept on her toes
What made you select Jaane Pehchaane Se
Ye Ajnabbi for a return to fiction?
Well,first of all,it felt great to be back on a good fiction show,which has such a youthful vibe. Star One focuses on shows for the youth and I definitely wanted to be part of such a show. Also,the character Im essaying,that of Radhika Singhania,is very intriguing. Shes smart,beautiful and headstrong.
What were you doing during your break from fiction?
Truthfully,I was waiting for something interesting to come along. The recession made sure that good offers were few and far between and so I took the opportunity to explore some new avenues. For instance,I did a couple of commercials for Nirma and Ponds. That was a refreshing experience and a good change.
What else are you busy with apart from Ajnabbi?
Im also on Zara Nach Ke Dikha. In fact,after I wrap up my shoot for Ajnabbi,I head for Zara Nach Ke Dikhas rehearsals. Its very gruelingyou could say I have a lot on my plate right now. But Im not complaining,its good to be busy like this.
You were also on Nach Baliye. What attracts you to dance reality shows?
There are a lot of exciting dance reality shows on TV and I really enjoy watching them as well,so it makes sense to take part in them. And anyway,I also enjoy dancing a lot. Whenever Im free in between shots,youll find me dancing and singing.
So youre combining both fun and work on this show.
At the moment,the rehearsals feel more like work than fun. Theyre very exhausting and its a competition. So,one has to put in ones best. But that said,yes,I do appreciate the fact that Im part of such an amazing team and itll definitely be exciting to see the boys and girls battle it out on the dance floor.
Aamir Ali is on the boys team. Are the two of you very competitive off the sets?
Of course,were competing against each other. So,well each put in our best. But were not childrenwe wont fight about this purely professional assignment. However,were always giving each other constructive criticism and advice. It feels good to have some support like thateveryone else always writes and talks rubbish about one,but theres always an honest support system at home.
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