Zee TV’s popular fiction show, Kumkum Bhagya has been an audience favourite courtesy its intriguing plot and the authentic portrayal of relatable characters like Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwalia), Pragya (Sriti Jha), Aaliya (Reyhna Pandit), Tanu (Leena Jumani), Ranbir (Krishna Kaul) and Prachi (Mugdha Chapekar). Recently, the show witnessed a leap of 2 years, leaving everyone surprised and excited to know more about what is in store for them. Viewers saw how everyone's bhagya has changed, in fact, Reyhna's character of Aaliya has seen a major transformation and the actress is quite kicked about it. After stepping into the role of Aaliya last year, Reyhna is really having a great time shooting for Kumkum Bhagya and has even started considering it as her second home.
As Reyhna reveals, “While Kumkum Bhagya has been entertaining the audience since several years, I got a chance to join the show last year after Shikha left due to the birth of her child. To be completely honest, since the time I joined the show, everything has been blissful. While I was apprehensive about stepping into Shikha's shoes, I guess I've owned the character of Aaliya now. However, apart from acting, the whole shooting experience with the cast has been wonderful too. The whole Kumkum Bhagya family welcomed me warmly and now I am a member of this wonderful group of people. In fact, we have star actors like Shabir Ahluwalia and Sriti Jha, but neither of them comes across like that on set. Everyone is like a family, they are warm and kind, we have a lot of fun together. We obviously have bonded a lot and Kumkum Bhagya is truly like my second home now. No one is judgmental or interferes in your work here, they all push you to do your best and I am having a great time being a part of the show.”
Talking about her post leap character, Reyhna further adds, “The character of Aaliya has changed quite drastically. After losing their fortune, the Mehras are not well to do, they are just about managing things. So, she is not the fashionista, diva that she used to be. You'll see her dressed very simply. In fact, she is frustrated with the current scenario she is in, especially with poverty hitting their family. She doesn't mince her words now, not even in front of her brother. However, one thing that hasn't changed in her is that she still loves her family and cares for them. So, she helps out the family whenever and however she can.”
While Reyhna is enjoying being a part of Kumkum Bhagya, it will be interesting to see what her character Aaliya does when Pragya returns to take revenge from Abhi?