Sahara One's new show, Pankhh Hote To Ud Jaati, has Ankita playing the lead role. Ankita an Electronics Engineering student had aspirations of becoming an actor.
"I told my parents that after finishing my engineering, I will want to live life to please myself. From my 2nd year, I started doing theater, and by the time I got my degree, I finished my theater training", quips the young girl. Ankita has been part of Zee's Parrivaar where she played the protagonist, Radha's sister. She has been an anchor on Home Shop too.
"It has been a real struggle for me, to get the role of a lead in television. I had many clauses wherein I wanted to play only the lead, but did not want to get into saas-bahu sagas. Now I think Kiran, the character I play in the show is tailor-made for me", verbalizes Ankita.
She feels, with shows like Balika Vadhu getting successful, she is happy that she is also part of the positive change seen conceptually on television. At the same time, Ankita is as much excited about her role in the show. "The character I am playing in this show is of Kiran Saxena. She is very bubbly, careless and an out and out girl next-door type. She does not have any ambition in life. She is content to just get married and spend the rest of her life as a housewife."
Speaking about the concept of the show, Ankita says, "The story revolves around a father-daughter relationship. Initially I am shown as a carefree girl, but due to some circumstance, my personality changes. At some point the father is unable to take up the responsibility of the family. This is where Kiran steps in to help him shoulder the responsibilities of the house."
The youngster feels elated as she gets to learn a lot from veterans Kiran Kumar and Neena Kulkarni. "I feel like a kid who is getting to know the first letters of acting here. To say that I learn a lot from Kiran Kumarji will be an understatement. He motivates me to a great deal and I love every bit of my exposure here", concludes Ankita.
Reporter: Ranjini Nair, Srividya Rajesh
Author: Ranjini Nair