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Interview with Actress Karishma Sawant from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai


Karishma Sawant is quite active on Instagram and will be making her Hindi TV debut with Star Plus’s Iconic Show ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’.

She plays daughter of Kartik & Naira and a successful doctor in the show & has done a lot of preparation for the same.

Tell us something about your character in the show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai?

Arohi is a girl who puts herself first and believes in herself and her dreams above anything else. The character feels a lot.

She has a rollercoaster of emotions inside of her. My role on the show is very realistic. It’s about how we really are at most of the times in our lives.

Her extremities are something that attracts me about her. If we try and empathize with her, we will all be able to relate to her in some or the other way.

After having a successful acting career in the Aviation industry, what inspired you to take up this Hindi TV Show?

I have been a lifelong enthusiast of the acting industry. I grew up watching a lot of Hindi movies and shows and hoping to be a part of them someday. I think it’s the love and passion I have for acting that has got me here.

Tell us about the various preparations that you have done for your character in the show?

This being my first ever Hindi TV Show, I need to ensure that I am understanding every detail of the character well and doing justice to it.

I have been eating healthy, practicing dance regularly as well as taking up a few acting workshops so I do not miss out on anything, preparation wise.

What is in store for the audience from the show?

How much ever we have shot has been amazing. It goes without saying that this show has everybody’s heart.

Being a part of it makes me feel honoured and respected. It’s like living your dream. Family is all we have in this world. It’s the greatest joy.

Big or small, every member of the family has their role to play which is very well showcased by Rajan Sir so a sense of family and comfort is what you can expect out of the show.

Moreover, the journey of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has been witnessed by all of us so we know for sure that it will always keep the audiences glued to the screen, no matter what.

Tell us about the bond you share with your co-star Pranali & Harshad?

Pranali is like a sister to me. I have been away from my family due to hectic schedules and outdoor shoots and spending so much time with both Pranali and Harshad has only made our bond stronger.

They are both extremely inspiring and I get to learn a lot from them on the sets each day.

How are you keeping yourself fit these days?

I have taken up dance classes to stay fit and flexible. I also ensure I am eating nutrition rich food. If time permits, I even hit the gym sometimes.

How do you view the Hindi Television Industry? What excites you to be a part of this new fraternity?

This Hindi Television Industry is brim-full of talent and versatility. Stepping in here means opening doors to new learnings and opportunities.

I am immensely thrilled and grateful to have received such a warm welcome in the industry and am eagerly looking forward to all that this new journey has to offer.

What else do you see yourself doing next?

This is just the inception of my journey in this industry and I am glad I am getting to start with one of the most loved TV shows – Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.

I have finally set foot in this industry and I wish to only grow on and flourish in the industry from here on.

What is it like shooting for your show in the midst of this new normal?

We are taking all the necessary precautions. Everybody is masked and regular sanitisations are being taken care of. I guess we are all getting used to the new normal now.

How did you spend your time during the lockdown?

Things did change a lot after the pandemic. I would usually workout or engage in some sports to kill time during lockdown.

Watching TV shows and web series was another thing I loved doing. I also spent a lot of time with my family which I otherwise couldn’t due to my travel schedule and work commitments.

Did you always want to be an actress?

The answer is a big YES. Being an actress was not something I have thought of overnight.

I have worked hard towards this dream at every stage of life. It is my passion and determination that has brought me here today.

Have you shot any outdoor sequences for your show?

Yes, we have shot in Udaipur. And what a memorable one it was!

What is the one thing you want to do once the Lockdown is lifted fully in the country?

I am missing my regular lifestyle a lot. Going to the cinemas, traveling or even dining with friends and family will be on the top of my list.

Tell us your experience working with Rajan Shahi?

What else could I have asked for! I was blessed with the opportunity to work with the best producer and the production house, so early on in my career and I couldn’t be more grateful.

The transparency and the platform to learn so much every day, simply makes a person fall in love with their work.

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