After having worked in a short film and two web series, Shambhavi Singh has now ventured into TV with Rajan Shahi’s Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (YRKKH). She plays the role in this long-running TV drama. The actor considers YRKKH a landmark in her career and hopes to entertain the fans of the show in the coming times.
“I’m a firm believer of destiny & have always felt that ‘when you truly want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it’ as said in my favorite film Om Shanti Om. So, whenever I watched Rajan Shahi’s YRKKH, somewhere in my heart of hearts I manifested my wish to be a part of it one day. And, my wishes were fulfilled, and God blessed me with this golden opportunity. My character Muskan is a Himachali girl who is traditional yet outgoing in her ways. She’s the representation of youth from the small towns of India who love adventure,” says the actor, who has done a rom-com short film, Woh Khaas, which is India’s dual audio short film streaming in MX Player, Hungama Play, Airtel Xtream, Tata Play Binge, etc. She also played lead roles in two yet-to-release web series’.
Having grown up watching this YRKKH, Shambhavi reveals that she and her family are obsessed with this show.
“I loved everything about it and craved for families & their bond shown in the show for real. Especially after watching the functions, then the dance in the show, I always wanted to do it. I’m a trained classical & western dancer, so dance is another thing that I love. But yes, the story was and will always be the hero which succeeded in enthralling us all,” she adds.
An actor’s job is to fully represent the character they are playing and to convince the audience that the character is real, in the process making them fall in love with the story. “So it’s our job but it’s challenging too. But, unlike in films where you know the whole story, and go through proper workshops to master the character better, in daily soaps you are unaware of many things & yet have to deliver your performance to your full potential to win the hearts of the audience,” she says.
Rajan has given a good spin to the story and audiences are enjoying every bit of it. Agreeing, Shambhavi adds, “As always there will be twists & suspense in the storyline to make the experience all the more exciting. It will also be evasive for the audience as new entries are coming up back to back. But just like life, stories cannot always be a Bon Voyage. There will be ups & downs which makes it more exciting to watch. So just watch & enjoy it to the fullest as there will be a lot in store for the future.”
YRKKH has an enormous fan following. Shambhavi feels blessed to be a part of it. “I’m a huge fan too,” she smiles before adding, “It is best known for its iconic love stories & tracks. This show is an emotion for its fans. You cannot go wrong in any manner. The fans get affected by every twist and a new entry in the story. So I know it won’t be easy for me to dive in. But I’ll try my level best to do justice to the character & give them some to love affectionately. Hopefully this ‘Muskan’ will bring ‘muskan’ to the faces of YRKKH fans.”