Parul Chauhan who essays the role of Ragini in Star Plus' Sapna Babul Ka.. Bidaai celebrates her birthday on March 19th. Ali Merchant and Sara Khan threw a lavish party for the birthday girl yesterday night at Mint N Ice, Juhu.
On this occasion, Telly Buzz had an exclusive chit-chat with the birthday girl, Parul..
Many happy returns on this day… So how are you feeling as you celebrate your birthday for the first time in Mumbai?
I am feeling really good, as this is the birthday bash from my hard-earned money. Last year we were busy shooting, so could not celebrate it in a grand way. So happy to be enjoying the day this time around!!
My parents had a dream that one day I should celebrate my birthday in such a grand manner with my earned moolah. After seeing these footages on television, they will start crying for sure. Today I really feel proud of myself as I am able to fulfill their dreams. My parents dreamed of me becoming independent, and today I am.
So are you missing your family a lot on this special day?
I have not met my dad since two years and feel like going home and meeting him. But with this hectic schedule of Bidaai and Jhalak, it is just not possible. After Jhalak I have requested my Bidaai people to give me ten days off so that I can go and meet my family. I am ready to work day and night to complete the shooting schedule, but I eagerly want to see my dad. He is a Government officer and cannot take out time to come here. Having said this, my on screen family is so much like my own family that I am happy to be with them.
What is the one wish that you want to be fulfilled?
It will be that whatever I wish from my heart now comes true (grins).
What are your plans on your birthday?
Well there is nothing much. In the morning, I will be going for my rehearsals for Jhalak and then will cross over to the sets of Bidaai. This is the only reason I have kept my party post night so that I could celebrate my birthday with my friends and co-stars. Lots of people came, and made my day with their blessings and best wishes. I am grateful to one and all (smiles).
How did you manage time out of your hectic schedule to arrange a pre-birthday bash?
This is not arranged by me, but by my brother Ali Merchant and Sara Khan. I don't even know much of Mumbai, so all the credit of arrangements go to them. I'm really thankful to both of them for giving me such a grand celebration.
What gifts have you received from your friends?
Ali has arranged this special party for me. Sara gave me a cute teddy and two cute T-shirts and many more gifts are on the way (laughs).
Any message for your fans?
I would just like to thank them for their good wishes. Keep loving me and my show in the same way, and hope to see you support and love me in future too.
Reporter and Author: Rachana Trivedi