Zee TV's upcoming show 'Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gaye' shows the love story in a different way. Arijit Taneja and Sriti Jha will be seen in the lead roles in the show. Let us know what Sriti said about the show and her character...
You are returning home with this show on Zee TV, how do you see it?
You are absolutely right, this is a homecoming for me. Even today, when I come here for the press conference, I see only familiar faces. Those who helped us in promoting Kumkum Bhagya are still helping us here. It feels great to be home.
Kumkum Bhagya was a very big show, and your character Pragya is very popular even today, how tough was it to make the decision of a show after that? And how did you make the decision for this show?
Earlier, I used to do whatever was available to me because I did not have much choice. Now I take my time and make decisions. There were many projects which were discussed but things did not work out. The primary reason for doing this show is Mukta Ma'am. She is very passionate about this story. My and Mukta ma'am's thinking matches on many things, I felt like I have found someone like me, although our personalities are different our thinking is quite similar. It is very exciting for me to collaborate with her.
Your character Amrita is very confident about her looks and thinking, tell us something about your character.
I feel very good playing this character. Amrita's character is very different from mine. I may also have many opinions but I will not express them, but whatever she thinks is right or wrong, she says it outright. I am having a lot of fun playing this character.
Arijit, who is your very good friend, is your co-star in this show. What was your reaction when you came to know this?
I was very pleasantly surprised. I consider myself grateful every day that I work with him. There is a sense of comfort that comes with working with him that I cannot get with anyone else.
This show also has a Maharashtrian touch, so what kind of style are you going to be seen in?
This show has a pan-India approach. Dialogue writers are trying to write some Marathi phrases and dialogues in the script. I am also trying, now only the audience will tell how far I am able to live up to that effort. I am working very carefully so that I do not make any mistakes. It is very exciting to play this character, I wore Kashtha and Navari, and I and Himangi danced to the w'Pinga-Pinga' song. I am having a lot of fun.
How was the experience of working with the entire cast?
I enjoyed it a lot. It is fun both on-screen and off-screen. Everyone is such a good actor and when everyone contributes, a scene becomes even better.
Zee TV shows are made with a message of women's empowerment with which the audience is also able to connect. Tell us something about the story of this show.
Empowerment will happen only when you give women a choice, and there will be no social pressure on them when they will not be tied to any duty that they do not want to do. There is a message in our show too but the show is not just about that message. The way Amrita lives her life, her mother wants Amrita to get married but she will never force Amrita. Amrita has this freedom of choice, and she lives her life in this way. The special thing about story-telling is that it shows you and not tells you and Mukta ma'am has shown this very beautifully.
The pairing of you and Arijit was seen in Dharma Production's film 'Rocky Aur Rani' and is now in the show. How was the experience of working with Dharma?
I feel like this whole thing started from there. That shoot was for one day and I enjoyed it a lot. Saw myself on the big screen for the first time, it felt great to see myself on the big screen in a big theatre, although it was only for a few seconds, but I enjoyed doing it a lot.
What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you very much for your love and trust. Must watch this show, I promise you will enjoy it. This show is very entertaining.