Playing double roles stressful: Rati Pandey

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 06, 2013 09:52 hrs

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IBNS) Popular television actress Rati Pandey is smiling ear to ear these days with the ratings of her soap Hitler Didi on the upswing.

Over a year after the show went on air, the actress who plays the lead in Zee TV's Hitler Didi, feels thankful for the opportunity to play a double role on the show.

Rati feels that playing the roles of Zara and Indira has been a tremendous learning experience. In fact, she was even overheard saying that it was a bit like leading two lives that were polar opposites of each other!

Says Rati, "The journey has been amazing no doubt. I have learnt so much and had the opportunity to grow with both roles, but the double role of Zara and Indira is becoming a bit taxing now. The whole team is working really hard as we have been shooting non-stop with no episode banks.

"Since Zara and Indira are present in every scene, I need to change my get-ups very frequently and this increases the work load. The combination scenes of Zara and Indira are again very difficult to handle since I basically have to do the same scene twice."

Remind Rati that her hard work has paid off and that people have loved her in both the avatars, Rati immediately adds, "I have never understood the viewers' point of view. Whenever I have thought the ratings would fall, the TRPs actually went up and vice versa.

"And for me, the best phase is not when the ratings come in; it actually depends on many other factors. I feel the initial days of Hitler Didi and the phase soon after the leap where Zara was introduced were the best phases of Hitler Didi."

In the coming week, viewers will see Rishi's world fall apart when Zara announces that Indira is dead.

She convinces Rishi to return with her to Mumbai as he doesn't have anything left for him in the city after Indira's death.

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