We spoke to Garima who tells us otherwise. "When the boy comes to see me, I tell everyone to do what they feel is right. So then my mom takes me aside and asks why I had to accept the proposal if I wasn't ready to marry the boy. I tell my mom - I haven't accepted the proposal. I've left it to you to convince dad to get me married with Ritesh since I listened to you and kept father's dignity and did not make a scene in front of everyone."
What exactly is Ananya like- dominant, rude? "Well, Ananya is dominant, that's for sure. She does not mean to be rude but at times when it comes to discussing personal affairs with her mom she tends to lose it and become rude. She hates the fact that Ritesh won't accept their love in front of everyone. She keeps pushing him to go and talk to her father and ask her hand in marriage. But she can't blame Ritesh entirely because it was her dad who helped him complete his education among other favors. So it is reasonable for Ritesh to feel awkward to confront Ananya's father when the person is looking for other boys to get her married to."
Garima explains that even though she was not the first choice to play Ananya she is happy to have bagged the role now. "Me and the other girl had given audition. But she was selected and it seems they didn't like her performance after shooting one episode. So they gave me a call and I happily accepted the role. I haven't got any personal feedback from Ekta mam yet, but the creatives are happy with my role."
Catch this episode of Tere Liye on Star Plus at 10 pm tonight.
Reporter and Author: Susan Jose