Pankhuri Awasthy recently made an exit from the popular show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She played the character of Vedika, who gets in between the lovebirds of the show Kartik – Naira. She talks about her role in the show, exit and what is she looking forward to now.
Pankhuri made an exit from Rajan Shahi’s most popular show, which also happens to be the longest-running show on Indian television, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. In an interview with TOI, she talks about her character Vedika, the sweet and short journey of the character and personal life. She also talks about her future plans and personal life.
Talking about her stint in the show, she said, “My track was scheduled for three months and I took it up, as it would have been completed by the time I had to shoot for the film. However, my role was extended owing to the ratings.” she went on to add further that, “My track was shaping up well. However, it slipped towards the end and I just couldn’t relate to it. Besides, the ratings after my re-entry (she took a break from the series for her movie) didn’t match up. Though the character had an edge, it became redundant. Since it made no sense to leave the show abruptly, I continued doing it.”
She also talked about the flak that she received for playing a negative character on social media. But she really don’t mind it as she got to play many different shades by playing Vedika on the show. She further revealed that she ants to play only lead roles now and doesn’t mind playing negative characters too if the story revolves around her.
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On personal front, she said she is ready to start a family with her husband Gautam Rode, as they had decided on starting a family after two years of marriage and now soon they will be completing 2 years of their married life and she is ready to welcome the motherhood. She stated, “Gautam and I had decided that we would start a family after two years of marriage, which we will be completing soon. I am prepared for motherhood now. I am not overambitious, and I want my professional and personal life to coexist peacefully.”