Actress Anjali Anand looks gorgeous and carries her unconventional look with utmost grace and elan!! Her acting prowess has been outstanding in her shows Dhhai Kilo Prem and Kulfi Kumar Bajewala.
As Lovely in the ongoing popular Star Plus show Kulfi Kumar Bajewala produced by Gul Khan and Nilanjana Purkayasstha, Anjali has enacted the role of the over-protective mother to perfection.
In an exclusive interview with IWMBuzz.com, Anjali gets to talk about the show and its success, on her role, the kids on the show and her co-actor Mohit Malik.
What is the best way in which you would describe Lovely?
Lovely is not completely a vamp. If you ask me, I will say that Lovely is very human. We see people changing with situations and this is what happens with her. She has now finally understood that whatever she did was very wrong. But she had her own valid reasons for what she did. But she is now regretting doing those deeds.
She is like a pampered kid who got a kid when she herself was very small. She did not know how to handle her kid as she had gotten married hastily. In simple words, she had a kid in her lap even before she could understand life. Now she is learning from her mistakes and is trying to correct herself. It is good to see Lovely stand by Sikandar now to make the lives of Kulfi and Amyra better.
I loved it when Lovely mocked people and knew she was ahead of the game and had someone else in her hand. I am totally opposite to this in real life.
Which has been the best phase for you in your character?
I cannot point out to one particular phase as such. But I would say that I loved it when Lovely mocked people and knew she was ahead of the game and had someone else in her hand. I am totally opposite to this in real life. I am this lost puppy who is very sensitive; I am not like Lovely at all. Lovely is like my alter ego and I am enjoying playing her.
Lovely has come a full circle and is at her emotional best now.
Yes, it is good to showcase this new trait of Lovely. I don’t think many people would have expected Lovely to apologize to Kulfi in the way she did. She is really sorry, and at the end of the day, she knows Kulfi is also a child. Initially, when she got Kulfi home, Lovely was really close to Kulfi. But the moment she realized the threat that Kulfi was turning out to be, the mother’s instinct in her forced her to harm Kulfi in order to protect her own kid. So yes, for a change it is good to be on the emotional side too.
Tell us about how you felt personally when you shot for the hurtful scenes with Kulfi?
Kulfi aka Aakriti Sharma and I share a very good bond in real life. So to be hurting her in the show was really hurtful to me personally. I can never see the girl crying. And to have turned around in the show, and showing some concern for Kulfi now makes me feel good.
I have been measuring Kulfi and Amyra’s heights every few months and they have grown!!
How has it been with the two kids Aakriti and Myra?Well, when I was offered this role, I was scared to be shooting for a show which has kids. I was told that kids exposed to acting tend to be open to the world too soon as a result of which there are chances of them turning snobbish. We are so glad that both of our kids are still kids. They don’t have that air in the head and we try to keep it that way. We treat them like Kulfi and Amyra. They are so very pure at heart. We have literally seen them grow as actors and as individuals. In fact, I have been measuring their heights every few months (smiles). It is an amazing feeling to be with them. Their skills are outstanding and they are possibly the best actors in the country as of now.
Kulfi Kumar Bajewala is not an easy show to shoot. It involves kids and is musical by nature.
Tell us about your co-actor Mohit Malik.
Mohit and I are very intelligent actors. We know each other well and also know our characters very well by now. When we are in our characters, he is really Sikandar for me and I am Lovely to him. We exactly know how the other person will react. We go with the flow when it comes to our scenes. We have to thank our Director for giving us the freedom to work on our scenes.
What has made Kulfi Kumar Bajewala the success that it is?
The whole team of Kulfi Kumar Bajewala has something special. From the people who have created it to the people writing it, and the aspects like music are so strong. Our Producers and creatives are so good at their work. Anyone who comes to our set is simply shocked to see the way in which we shoot. Kulfi Kumar Bajewala is not an easy show to shoot. It involves kids and is musical by nature. Also we have sequences which are difficult to shoot in a TV show. We just pull it off by the grace of God because the people involved are so very good at it. Kudos to the entire team of the show for this success.
Last but not the least, how has the fan reaction been for the journey that Lovely has had?
(laughs) Well, to tell you frankly, I get threatened at times. People who don’t differentiate between the actor and character think that I am like Lovely. But when people get to see me, they realize I am so different. However, I have had people coming and telling me various things on how a mother should not be so cruel. People who know me personally are shocked to see me in this avatar, as I am nothing like that in real life.
Your message to fans.
I would want to say that you have been with us in this journey for long. We want you to stick to us in the same way for few more hundred thousand episodes (smiles). If Lovely has till now shown 1700 shades, she will want to show you many more hundred shades of hers in the coming time. We promise to keep you all entertained as much as possible.
Lastly, we have a dream vision of a story in mind, that of Sikandar and Lovely striving hard to make life happy for both Kulfi and Amyra. Will this ever come true?
Aah, that is a cute one. This will be a real dream wish for us too. But as you know, the world around us is not that perfect (smiles).