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'Acting is in my blood' - Ulka Gupta

Proving the point that it’s the season for epic dramas is Zee TV, which brings ‘Ek Veer Stree ki Kahaani… Jhansi Ki Rani’. Ulka, who plays the young Jhansi Ki Rani on a tete- e- tete with tellybuzz…

Published: Tuesday,Aug 18, 2009 10:12 AM GMT-06:00
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Talking to Ulka Gupta, the young Jhansi Ki Rani  of Zee TV's new epic drama, makes us realize that she is a budding talent who wants to experiment on all fronts and will not rest until she realizes her forte. Her energy and zest squash all doubts that arise regarding her eligibility to play Jhansi Ki Rani.


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How difficult it was to play Jhansi Ki Rani?
It was not at all difficult. In fact it was interesting to play this role. Right from my childhood I love horse riding. And thanks to this show, I got to learn horse riding. My trainer was very strict but I managed through it all. I enjoyed a lot!

Were you fond of acting since childhood?
No. its not like I was fond of acting, but yes, it does come naturally to me. Since my dad is an actor, acting is in my blood.

How do you manage your studies and shoot?

I go to school in the morning and after classes I head to the studios at Aamgaon. The juggling is made easier because of the fact that its very close to Mumbai. Since I go to the sets with my school bag, I get time to study there. But when I don't have homework, I don't study. Then its enjoyment in full blast.

Before taking up this show did you learn about Rani Laxmi Bhai?

Yes, since childhood I am big fan of Jhansi Ki Rani and  I am very thankful to Zee TV that they gave me such a nice opportunity to play this role.

How is working with Aroona Irani?
She is a senior artist. Working with her is fantastic! She helps me with my scenes and she is so friendly that it's hard to believe that she is a senior artist. Her personality is so sweet that everybody talks about her!

Are you enjoying your star status?
I'm just happy that I'm making everyone around me smile.

What other projects you have done on TV?
I started my acting career at the age of 8. I have done Resham Dankh on Star One and recently I have done Saat Phere in which I played Saloni's daughter. By seeing my work in Saat Phere Zee TV has selected me to do this role.

Now you are in 8th Standard; in future how will you cope up with your studies?
The same way as I am doing today.

Do you see acting as a career option?
I want to be a camera- person or action- director. But I also love acting, as we get to do many things as an actor. My camera uncle teaches me camera handling and I am inspired by my action- director. I love both of them.

You said many things about you- that you go to school, then come for shoot… what else do you like to do?
I love eating. Basically I love to eat especially non vegetarian foods like chicken, prawns and aloo brinjal made by my mom. In fact I love my mom's cooking.

Can you tell us about your family?
Like I said, my dad is an actor. He has done theatre with Ila Arun. I have one brother and sister and all of them are very proud of me.

Who is more close to you?
Both my mom and dad are close to me. I like mom 'cause she's frank and allows me to do what I want. But when I play whole day my mom gets very irritated.

Reporter: Ranjini Nair
Author: Susan Jose


Ulka Gupta Ek Veer Stree ki Kahaani Jhansi Ki Rani  Zee TV 


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Deepakmalik49
Deepakmalik49 11 years ago Ur face has left a very great and sweet impression on my heart & mind.. M seems to be like a crazzy.. U have to give only a rply anything. Plz. I wil wait..
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praju.
praju. 12 years ago ulka is the very good actor i wish god blass her............ ulka Gupta is real star in all the world............
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junaidahamed
junaidahamed 12 years ago ulka is the great actore i hope ulka is super star in india she is very talented plz give the award ulka thanks&regards
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prahlad.parihar
prahlad.parihar 12 years ago Jiseke baare main sunkar rongte khade ho jate hain aur khoon khaulne lagata hai. aur khatriyatava ki jhalak milne lagti hai wohi Jhansi ki Rani hai2009-10-18 08:09:49
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XSilentPrayersX
XSilentPrayersX 13 years ago She seems very talented i mean the way she handles herrole is superbbbb
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live_life
live_life 13 years ago awwh loved the promos
she luks relli sweet too
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sweetnaddu93
sweetnaddu93 13 years ago d way she acts s superb..seems dis show gonna rocks!!
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sunsay
sunsay 13 years ago very good and keep it up dear .............

my best wishes to you God blesse you
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arjun-arohi
arjun-arohi 13 years ago i dont say it will top the trp charts but it will do fairly good .hope its fortune is not like rani padmini .actually people are now habituated with present day life dramas so they dont show any interest in historic shows
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Bul3
Bul3 13 years ago thnx...well from the promos,the girl really seems to hae done a great job!!
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