Thrilled to be back

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Apr 2018 11:48:02


Actress Supriya Pathak, who has given us some memorable performances in TV and films, is returning to the small screen to play Hansa , one of the most loved characters on TV. Stating that she was thrilled with the news of her show’s comeback, Supriya Pathak speaks her heart out. 

You’ve been in the industry for decades; but, people still love you for your role as ‘Hansa Parekh’ in Khichdi. Your take?

I think people have been very kind to me and they have loved me in whatever I have done. But ‘Hansa’ is one character that even I adore and so, I understand why people love her so much. I think Hansa is a fabulous person and I enjoy every minute of playing that role. So, I do feel very happy and proud that people feel this way for me and I am so so grateful to them that they love me so much. I am really happy being a part of their lives.

How did Khichdi happen?

Well, I have known Aatish (Kapadia) and JD (JamnadasMajethia) for a long time. They were young boys when they had come to me. That time I was playing one of the characters in Ek Mahal Ho SapnoKa which was one of the first daily soaps ever in India. That’s when I met them as I had taken a break from work when my daughter was born. That’s when they asked me to do one of the roles in Khichdi (either Jayshree, or Hansa) and I found Hansa very fascinating. So, I picked that as I loved the script. The first script was absolutely amazing and I wanted to be a part of it immediately.

Why have the makers decided to go ahead with Khichdi 2.o now?

I think we all have been missing Khichdi for a very long time now. Everywhere I went, everyone asked us to come back with it. And when we had stopped Khichdi, we had said that we will be coming back with it; but, it took really long. People were wanting to see us all back and we were wanting to come back, too. So, yes! We’re very happy that we’re back.

Your favourite Khichdi character?

I like all the characters but my favourite is Hansa! What is the new in Khichdi? Oh! That you’ll have to see and tell me what you like. I think we’re as happy as we were and hope to make people as happy as they were when they saw us!

How will be this Season of Khichdi different from the original segment?

No, I think the basic characters are still the same; but, it’s been put into a different context. You will have to see it to know it because I will not be able to define it for you. But, basically we’re the same characters. That’s the USP of Khichdi. They’re timeless characters and can be anywhere. I hope all my audiences will watch it and react to it.

Khichdi has remained one of the best a family TV shows in the country. So, what is your message to every Indian family?

I just feel that we all live in so much stress and so everybody seems to be really worried. Please just watch Khichdi and be happy and enjoy yourself for that little time. I hope and pray that we are being able to do that. All our team has always wanted to bring a smile on your face would like you to be unstressed when you see us. So, watch us and de-stress yourselves!

If not an actor, what would you be?

I always wanted to be a dancer. I was studying for my Masters of Arts Degree, majoring in dance as my main subject. So, I would have been an educationist, I feel.

Where else can we expect to see you except Khichdi now?

As of now I'm busy with Khichdi and have few projects in the pipeline which I will talk about soon. Tune into the enjoy the new flavour of Khichdi, starting April 14, Saturday and Sunday, at 8 pm only on Star Plus.