After playing Abhishek Banchaan's mother in Mani Ratnam's Guru, Sarita Joshi achieved international fame. The famous veteran actress of Gujarati theater and one of the most popular Grandmother of small screen, Sarita has certainly achieved great heights.
The Telly Buzz team talks to the Baa of Baa Bahu aur Baby about her experience in being in a show like such, and much more. Read on…
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I am truly pleased that it has come this far, and not just two
years, it should achieve greater heights. But honestly speaking, when a
show that is this different, and yet so real to life, does well, an
actor truly feels satisfied. After so much of hard work, when your show
gets appreciation, that makes me creatively satisfied. It assures me
that my talent is not wasted. The team we have here, is very creative.
And I have worked with these people over the years, and its great to be
back with them, and working with all as a family on and off screen.
Yes, it is a wonderful thing that the creative team has done. And I am happy that I am a part of the big surprise.
Talking about your character - Godavari Thakkar. How closely related are you to her?
Godavari Thakkar’s character is shown very strong. She single handedly brought up her children, where one of them is mentally challenged and one is handicapped, and yet she struggled and made wonderful people out of all of them. I wouldn’t say that my struggle was as harsh as Godavari Thakkar, but yes, I too single handedly took pains to bring up my children. I have not done anything different, there are thousands of mothers, who are doing whatever it takes to raise their kids, and Godavari is one of them, and that’s what I like about her character. It is so real to life, and not only the character, but also the whole show, real issues, real life problems, and even the fun they have, is something people can relate to.
What is the one thing that is different in you and Godavari?
I am not as stubborn as her, and I am a very happy go lucky kind of person.
Who is your favorite among all the kids in the Thakkar family?
Favorite Character is Baby and favorite actor is Devang.
No, not as of now. The cast and crew of this show did do something, but things didn’t work out.
Theater, any day. The joy of performing on stage is any time better than anything else. Theater will always be my first love. Just because I don’t do theater much now a days, doesn’t mean I have left it, its just a phase, when I come across a good script, and if things work out, I will definitely get back to theater.
Reporter: Hiral Anju Bhatt
Author: Hiral Anju Bhatt