Explaining the scene, Smita tells us, "I have developed blisters on my palm, and I am unable to even hold the cell phone as I am talking to you. There was this scene where Punpunwali had to dig on the cement put around the tree and add a mixture of sugar and salt, so that the roots of the tree rot. She does this to prove that the tree to which Poonam got married has worn out because of her touch. In other words, she wants to drive home the fact that Poonam's curse can prove fatal to Bimlesh too, if she remains to stay with him".
In order to shoot the scene authentically, the Director had asked Smita to use the heavy rod and hit the cemented ground with it. "I was given the heavy rod and I dug thro' the cement for real. The rod was so heavy that I developed these blisters after hitting with it on the cemented surface", she says.
Speaking about the weird things that Punpunwali does to harass the protagonists in the show, Smita states, "I simply love my character more than myself (smiles). But if I come face to face with a family member as bad as Punpunwali, I will not be a cry baby like this. I will rather prefer to kill that person and count my days in the jail (laughs)".
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh