“I think post Covid we've definitely learnt to value the little things in life”

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“I think post Covid we've definitely learnt to value the little things in life”

Jyothi Venkatesh

Tell us about your role in Aye Mere Humsafar?

I play the character of Vidhi who wants to become an IAS officer. Despite her disability, she is always positive and goes about doing her things. She is determined to fulfill her dreams and teaches in a school part time to pay for her studies. Vidhi is a simple, determined and fun loving girl.

In what way could you relate to Vidhi Sharma in the show Aye Mere Humsafar?

A lot of things to be honest, the story line was amazing. I could relate to Vidhi Sharma and her dream of becoming an IAS officer which is in direct contrast to her mother's dreams of getting her married. The production house is one of the best in the industry and I was quite excited to be on Dangal and reach out to a different audience. Our show goes on-air today at 7pm and I am extremely excited about it.

How has your bonding been with your co-actors?

Everyone has years of experience and I'm so glad I'm working with such a pool of talent because I get to learn a lot. I have 2 moms on set, Vaishnavi Ma’am and Neelu Ma’am. They are both so down to earth, fun and such fantastic actors. I really look up to them. Namish is also very hardworking and I really like that about him.

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What makes the show different from other shows?

The USP of the show is its writing. You will feel really connected to the characters and really feel the highs and lows with them. It's a very heart touching story.

How has your journey been so far in the television industry?

I feel really blessed that I've been able to survive for 3 years and fulfill my dream of becoming an actor. I've also met some amazing people along the way and learnt so much from them. It's been a roller coaster ride with lots of ups and downs but I've enjoyed every bit.

How was it being back on the set after possibly the longest break during a shoot schedule?

I've had longer breaks before but the thrill of being back on set did not let me sleep the day before my first day on set. I feel most alive and happy when I'm working and I'm so grateful for this opportunity.

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What changes do you see in yourself post Covid?

I think as a race we've become more thoughtful, kind and compassionate and post Covid we've definitely learnt to value the little things in life.

How did you spend your time during lock down?

I devoted my time to prayers one of which is answered in terms of this show. I cooked a lot and read a lot. I never knew how to cook before so it used to literally take me all day to cook 3 meals. But I am glad I've learnt a life skill now.

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