Veteran actor Himani Shivpuri who is essaying the role of Katori Amma in &TV's Happu Ki Ultan Paltan is in love with the city of the Bhopal. The actor has been a frequent visitor of the city ever since her theatre days in early 80’s. Along with beautiful lakes and cleanliness, shopping and food is what brings her back to Bhopal time and again.
Talking about her recent visit to Bhopal, Himani Shivpuri (Katori Amma, HappuKi Ultan Paltan) shares, "I am a shopaholic and Bhopal entices me further to engage in bulk shopping. This time too I shopped so much that I had to request my hotel to give me a carton to carry all the stuffs I bought (laughs). Despite very little time to shop, I managed to buy seven dresses in bagh and ajrakh prints. These are few things you get only in the local markets of Bhopal. I will be visiting Bhopal again and have already kept my shopping list."
Himani also shared her contentment for getting a warm welcome in the city. She added, “I was awestruck to see so many people welcoming me in the city, and many of them addressed me as Katori Amma. It is indeed a compliment for any actor to be called by the screen name. It just feels all the hard work has paid off.”
Himani Shivpuri’s association with the city of lakes goes back to her theatre days. Taking a trip down the memory lane, the actor shared, “As a part of NSD Repertory Company, I would often visit Bhopal in the initial phase of my career. We would participate in plays in the city and have an elaborate food and shopping session thereafter. I still remember the theatre besides the lake and the beautiful tribal museum where I once performed on Republic Day. These have been one of the best days of my life and whenever I set foot in Bhopal, I get reminded of those beautiful days.”