Shubhaavi Choksey is a senior television actress and a poplar star from a telly town. She is portraying the character of Mohini Basu in the Star Plus show Kasautii Zindagii Kay. She has been a part of some iconic shows like Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, and Bade Acche Lagte hai. She made a comeback after 6 years in the Dharma Productions film ‘Dhadak.’
In an exclusive interview with Pop Diaries, the actress has answered her several questions taking from her experience of working with Dharma productions to her journey for getting into this profession and being an actress how is it different to work for TV serial and film.
While talking about her journey of getting into this profession she said, “I realized that I’m very creatively inclined when I was a child. But that was mainly dancing. I have always been dancing in school and college. Acting somewhere came by chance to me. There was a friend of mine who wanted me to do modeling back in the college days. She said why don’t you give your test so I said I won’t do but she said I’ll get 5,000 bucks and back in 99-2000 5,000 bucks was a huge amount. I said OK and then I got the first ad.”
The actress further added, “I wanted to do cinematography but that never landed up happening then I wanted to do theater so I thought I would go to France and learn theater there but that didn’t happen but Television happened at the right time. When I started to work I was a very big fan of SRK and Madhuri whenever I used to see them in film fare awards I used to take a bottle or something I used to always make the speech because I have always been crazy doing all these Nautankis if I may say so. I have never planned anything it just happened.”
When she was asked about her experience of working with Dharma productions for Dhadak she stated, “It was very comfortable. It was nice and warm actually. Because the team of Dhadak was very warm on set the cast and the crew.”
Expressing the difference between working for TV and film she said, “To give your product on time each and every day is what television is all about. And that is not the criterion for feature films. I think that is the only main thing to consider. Otherwise, there is not much difference between the two. It’s the time constraint that is constantly ticking. For serial telecast, we have to go faster as it had to go on the air every day.”