Aastha Chaudhary who is known for her shows like Kesari Nandan, Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na, talks about her digital debut with the web series Assi Nabbe Poore Sau
Excerpts from the interview
Describe your character in the show Assi Nabbe Poore Sau.
I am playing the character of Ruksana ( a window ) in the show. She is a very soft-hearted person and at the same time, a strong-headed one too. She has a whole lot of different shades in the show. In the end, it shows how far a woman can go for her family and loved ones. The most difficult part was that she is an emotional person but she can't show emotions.
Are you playing the role of a mother for the first time on screen?
I played the role of a mother in my previous tv show. But this character was a little different. It was a completely deglamorized character, so there was nothing fancy about her.
Why did you choose the script?
I was getting goosebumps while Akshay was narrating the script as it was based on a true story. I wanted to do something different and I was sure this role would do wonders.
How was it working with Akshay Singh and Bahnishikha Das?
Working with them was a delight. There was a time that we were neighbors. Akshay- our director, is a very calm man and he knows how to bring the best out of the actor. Bahnishikha has been in the industry for a very long time and she has written many big hit shows so yes, it's again good working for a series, where the screenplay was written by her. While shooting a scene we were very professional, but on break, we had too much fun.
How was the atmosphere on the sets?
It was the first time I associated with Akshikha Entertainment. We used to discuss every detail while doing a scene. The biggest advantage was that my director (Akshay Singh) always gives the freedom to improvise. We were shooting on Covid guidelines, the unit was small, so there were many challenges but we did it in the best way.
What was the feedback for the role?
Since the trailer was released, I started getting so many messages and calls saying - it looks so intense and interesting. Also after watching the show people gave amazing feedback. So overall Raqesh, Vikram and Akshay, and me as a team worked very hard and yes we got the reward.