Candid chat with Pankhuri Awasthy

Vedika will be back full steam in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: Pankhuri Awasthy

Online haters of talented actor Pankhuri Awasthy are in for a rude shock, for if they thought that her relative absence from superhit Star Plus show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai on Star Plus could mean the exit of her character, think again for Vedika will soon return!!

Says Pankhuri, “My absence was for the reason that I was not in Mumbai. I was shooting for Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan. At first, I had thought that I will be able to balance both, for the above Ayushaman Khurana production was originally scheduled to be shot in Mumbai, but later shifted to Uttar Pradesh.”

“I am very thankful to YRKKH producer Rajan Shahiji, for he agreed to work around my dates. In the middle I would fly down for few days and shoot for Yeh Rishta and go back to Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan,” says better half of well-known TV actor Gautam Rode.

“But now with my film schedule about to end, I will be able to devote full time to Yeh Rishta again,” states Pankhuri who was first noticed In &TV historical Razia Sultan.

Pankhuri continues to maintain that her character is not negative, “Vedika herself is a victim of circumstances and hence does rude things. We all know that when she got married to Kartik (Mohsin Khan) she had no idea that his wife Naira (Shivangi Joshi) will return from the dead.”

Here she rubbishes rumours which suggest that she might quit the show getting tired of all the nasty social media comments. “I really don’t fret being very aware that all this comes with the territory. Yet some times when they get too personal it does hurt a bit, even I am human.”

“I just want to tell the above trolls to take a break. Too much hatred is not good for health. It is so funny that they can’t distinguish between online and real.”

“But yet again I am happy, for it means that I am doing a good job,” ends Pankhuri.

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