Megha Chakraborty, who rose to fame from Star Plus show, Krishna Chali London, is back on TV. The actress will be seen in Sony SAB’s new show Kaatelal & Sons. The actress will play the role of Garima in the project.
Inspired by a true story, Kaatelal & Sons is a tale of Dharampal Thakur and his treasured hair salon named ‘Kaatelal & Sons’. Based in Rohtak, Haryana, the show will take the audience into the lives of this family, especially Dharampal’s beloved and daring daughters – Garima and Susheela.
In conversation with IWMBuzz.com, Megha spoke about her new character and more.
What prompted you to take up the show?
The biggest reason for accepting Kaatelal & Sons was the fact that I got an opportunity to do something new. It is really different from the usual daily soap drama. This show and character were also challenging for me since I had to learn several things to ace the character of Garima. Associating with Sony SAB for a show as inspiring as Kaatelal & Sons has been great so far and I am sure audiences will love it.
Can you tell us about your character?
Garima is ‘papa ki pari’. She is bubbly, intelligent and the more responsible daughter among the two. According to Dharampal Thakur, Garima and Susheela’s father, Garima listens and abides by his wishes. She handles every situation calmly and knows her way out of a sticky situation. Garima doesn’t believe in using her anger to navigate through problems, instead talks her way out of any situation. She is understanding and believes in handling any situation with care and intelligence. Garima is calm and composed as compared to her hot-headed sister Susheela.
What do you think is the USP of the show?
The concept. The show highlights the existing stereotype of gender roles that is deep-rooted in people’s minds in our society. Kaatelal & Sons is our take of addressing the fact that there is no task or career that women cannot excel at and that dreams do not have any gender. Just like Garima and Susheela, who despite their father’s beliefs that women can’t be hairdressers and run a men’s salon, prove their capabilities and stand by their ambition to run the salon and support the family. There are very few shows which talk about gender role stereotypes.
What preparation you did for the role?
The main preparation is acing the dialect which is the most difficult part of the show. This is my 5th show which and the previous shows I did were mostly in Hindi or UP-based. So, I didn’t face any problems. I struggled with Hindi initially but as I got a good grasp on the language eventually, now I am struggling to ace the Haryanvi accent. Being a Bengali, while I need to keep my Hindi in check, I also need to incorporate the Haryanvi essence to it which has proven to be quite challenging.
Any message for audiences?
I want to urge all my fans and viewers to enjoy the upcoming festive season and shower us with their love and support as we are set to launch on 16th November with a beautiful story that is bound to entertain them and share a sweet message.