Why did your parents choose to name you Aastha?
My family wanted to name me from the alphabet 'A' and they liked the name Aastha. Aastha means belief, bhakti and somehow it is related to God (smiles).
Which was your last show?
What is so unique about your cameo in Veera? What was the reason to take it up? Tell us about the character and your look in the show.
This show is totally different from all the other shows I have done so far. Both the producers Mamta and Yash Patnaik are good friends. When Mamta called me and briefed me about the character of Amrita, I couldn't say no. it's very beautifully written and challenging too. I have never done any cameo before but this is something very close to my heart. As far as my look is concerned, in most of the scenes, I have to look sick and act like a bechari (laughs). This is something new to me; no makeup at all.
Any interesting incident you would with the child actor Bhavesh in the show that you would like to share?
Bhavesh is a very good actor. He is totally blessed. We get along very well because both of us are the followers and believers of Krishna so we have a lot to share and talk. When I am shooting with him, I just sit with him and talk for hours. We laugh on silly jokes.
How is it working with Yash Patnaik?
It is good so far. I really respect Yash and Mamta. They are really sweet to me.
What are the kind of roles are you looking out for now?
I want to play a bubbly girl now, full of life and happy go lucky type. I hope I get a show like this now (laughs).
You have not done any reality show. any reason for that?
Reality show mila hin nahi (laughs).
If you were offered Bigg Boss, would you have done it?
Yes, I would love to be a part of Bigg Boss.
Any phobias you have?
I have a phobia of water and height. I was even scared of dogs but now that is a little better.
Any interesting fan incident you would like to share?
Yes, I had one when I was doing Babul Ka Aangan. A man was madly in love with me and would send marriage proposals to me through Facebook. He even got my personal number. So, once his mother called me and said, "Please beti meri bahu ban jao." It was crazy. I had to lie to them saying, "Aunty ji I am already married (laughs)." It was really funny actually.
How do you intend to celebrate Diwali this year?
I am going to visit my family this Diwali. I am super excited as it is my favorite festival.
What is so unique about winters in Rajasthan ? Do you miss them?
Winters! I don't miss it at all. In fact I am so happy that I am in Mumbai. I hate winters because it makes me sick (laughs).
You are fond of traveling. Which are your favorite holiday destinations?
Oh I love traveling and I really like unplanned trips. Bas nikal jao kahin bhi.. I am planning to explore South India and Kashmir with my friends very soon. My favorite place is Vrindavan and I love to go there whenever I get a chance.
Why are you single and not ready to mingle?
I am single and ready to mingle. I am just waiting for 'mere sapno ka rajkumar.'
Author: Anwesha Kamal