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Arundhati Arya, a busy model, is now coming as an actress with 'Jai Maa Durga' which happens to be her first show. Like all others in the show, Arundhati is very excited being part of the prestigious Sagar Arts production house that is well-known for its mythological shows like 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat'. Recently, we caught up with Arundhati on the sets of 'Jai Maa Durga' and she talked to us about this show and her new-found career. Here are the excerpts of the interview:
Q. How has been the experience of working in Sagar Arts 'Jai Maa Durga'?
A. It has been a wonderful experience to be a part of this show. There are costumes, heavy jewellery, but I love the experience. Here I have to speak pure Hindi which is a trifle difficult, but I am managing it. I used to see 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat' when I was a kid and now to be part of that production house is indeed a great experience.
Q. Is playing the character of a princess a special feeling?
A. Whether it is a princess or a daasi, I consider every role to be special. As an actress, approaching any role is very challenging and you have to work hard towards it. Also working in a good production house is a good feeling and I am doubly happy because of this.
Q. Did you have to give an audition?
A. Yes, I had to give auditions for this role. There were 4-5 rounds of auditions and then I was selected to play the princess in this show.
Q. Are there any other shows where we can expect to see you?
A. No, right now I am busy with this show and will like to concentrate in this show. But If I get a chance to work in any good show, I will like to do that too along with this weekly show.
Q. Which other projects you have been part of?
A. I have mostly been into modeling. I did many ads for salwar suits and also several ramp shows. At the same time, I was giving auditions for serials.
Q. What is your educational background?
A. I have done fashion designing. I have not practiced it though, but it has developed a sense of making right choices in terms of clothes. I started modeling and could not devote my time as a designer.
Q. Was acting a planned move in life or it is just a coincidence?
A. I never thought of taking up acting as a profession. I was always into modeling and ramp shows even in my school. I did fashion shows even in my home town.
Q. Have you done any acting course or are you a natural actor?
A. I have not done any course, but I used to watch films, some of them many times to learn the dialogues and observe the acting. I also have the habit of watching myself in the front of the mirror ,to observe myself and my acting.
Q. Is doing mythology difficult than other genres?
A. I think, according to the modern terminology, mythologies are the in thing on television now. And it is not difficult, but interesting working in these shows. The audiences prefer mythology to the regular shows, as they offer some thing new to the audience.
Q. Are you a believer of Maa Durga?
A. Yes, a firm believer.
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