Tête-À-Tête : All the success after KGGK has been a bonus
From 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki' and 'Bade Achche Lagte Hain' to Hindi films, Saakshi Tanwar shares her dream run SEEMA KHOT MATTOO Are you happy...
From 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki' and 'Bade Achche Lagte Hain' to Hindi films, Saakshi Tanwar shares her dream run SEEMA KHOT MATTOO Are you happy with how your career has shaped? I am very happy with all that has happened in my career. Honestly, I had no plans of even reaching where I am today. I didn't even think I would do 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki'(KGGK), which went on air for eight years. It gave me a lot of respect, popularity, love and adulation and that would have lasted me for a life-time but one day when I was enjoying my break at home, Ekta called me for 'Bade Achche Lagte Hain' and here I am on top again� I would say that I feel extremely blessed by God that I was on top for eight years and then found similar success yet again. 'Ek Thi Naayka' is a supernatural show where you play a Naayka. Do you believe in ghosts and all? I do believe that there is a Supreme Power that guides us all and I totally surrender to the Almighty. That power guides us to do what we are doing and we are here to execute His plans. I have seen help coming to me from nowhere and that too from the least expected sources. But, no I don't believe in ghosts and all. What is your character in the show and is it true that this role was earlier rejected by Smriti Irani and then offered to you? Well, all I know is that in the two episode story I will be playing a Rajasthani character. The actor in me jumped to the proposal when I got a call from Ekta. Any spooky experience so far? Nothing scary, but once I remember on the sets in the night one of my colleague was telling scary stories. After the shoot when I reached home and was sleeping it was around 3 am, when I got up suddenly and saw a shadow outside my window but when I looked outside there was nobody around. That was an eerie experience. How is your relation with your on-screen daughter Pihu (Amrita Mukherjee) in 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hain'? Whenever I and Amrita are shooting together, she doesn't let me think even for a minute that I am not her mother. She is a very sweet child who hugs me, kisses me and showers love all the time. Sometimes, I am her mother and sometimes she treats me like a child she treats me like a child. We play, argue, do things together and I tell her stories too. In fact I have weaved in a fictitious birdie in my story and she thinks that such a birdie really exists and we talk to him and entertain ourselves. In short we have fun times but then at times I have to discipline her and scold her, and that is something that her mother has allowed me to. Tell us about your forthcoming film 'Mohalla Assi' directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi � It's a beautiful subject based in the 1980s in Benaras. Sunny Deol is playing a Sanskrit teacher and I am playing his wife. I am very proud of the film, not only in terms of length but in terms of strength too.