New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS): Actress Sumbul Touqeer Khan, who is all set to portray the titular role in the upcoming show ‘Kavya- ek Jazbaa, Ek Junoon’, has opened up about what she wants to adapt from her character, and called it a very relatable and real story.
The show is a narrative of an inspirational character, Kavya -- an IAS Officer whose ambition is to serve the nation and do right by the common man.
Sumbul embodies the essence of a resolute and passionate woman who fearlessly makes difficult choices to stay true to her purpose of being an IAS Officer.
In an interaction with IANS, Sumbul talked about the show, character, challenges, and the bond she shares with her co-stars.
The actress said she found the story very relatable and real. “Real in the sense not someone’s story, but somewhere relatable. So I thought I should do this.”
Talking about her character, Sumbul said: “I think there is one aspect where I can relate to Kavya the most is her passion towards her work, dream and the target. Because in my entire life I never had any other option. I always felt that if I am determined to act, then I will do this only. Because there is no other option for me.”
“If you have a backup plan, you are really not passionate. That’s what I feel, and ‘Kavya’ is also the same. She has one target, and she will do anything for that. If you are passionate about something, you are just gonna get it. I didn’t always want to be an actor, but when I decided, since that moment I am still an actor,” she shared.
Talking about what pointers she kept in mind while portraying Kavya, Sumbul said: “I actually decided to be a little calm as a character. Because, IAS officers are usually very calm and composed. They are very intelligent, you don’t see them freaking out or panicking anytime. They just don’t do that, because they always know how to handle a situation, how to handle a situation gracefully in fact.”
“So, I think that this was something I had to be worried about, because as a person I am not very calm. I can freak out sometimes, I can panic sometimes, so it was very difficult for me, but maybe I am learning also from Kavya as a person too,” said the ‘Imlie’ fame actress.
Sumbul said she would love to adapt that much calmness. “Kavya is a very pure-hearted girl. I think I should adapt everything from her. Her intelligence maybe.”
The show stars Mishkat Varma, who plays the role of Adiraj Pradhan, a genuine advocate of feminism who wholeheartedly celebrates their achievements and crosses paths with Kavya at the civil service academy.
It also stars Anuj Sullere, who skillfully takes on the role of Shubham, Kavya's fiance. Despite his deep affection for Kavya and her aspiration to become an IAS officer, he asks her to choose between their relationship and her career. When confronted with this challenge, Kavya is steadfast in her resolve to be an IAS Officer and goes to the extent of breaking her engagement when faced with the choice of giving up on her purpose.
Talking about her bond with Anuj and Mishkat, Sumbul said: “Its been two months since we are shooting. Anuj is a very nice guy, very good actor. Since we have started shooting, I have shot more with Mishkat. We have done outdoor shoots together. It feels nice when you have good actors around you, because somewhere you are also learning from them.”
“We share a really nice bond off screen also. When we talk to each other, we talk about our lives and everything. Mishkat and I are very good friends. And I think that’s something that brings out a good chemistry, that’s what I believe, if you are really good friends,” she said.
Opening up more on her bond with Mishkat, Sumbul commented: “Mishkat and I have a lot of fun on set. We have a coffee at 5.30 a.m., then pomegranate juice at 11 a.m. We eat together. Mishkat had once told me that since he started doing acting jobs, he never had food with anyone on sets of any shoot. He had this rule that he will never eat with anyone. Because he is not comfortable, and he has never been in that space. But since this show started, we regularly eat our food together. And he really enjoys my company I think so.”
If the show talks about the love triangle between the three characters, the actress said: “I am not sure about the love triangle thing. Kavya and Adiraj in the show share a very good friendship, almost best friends. And then there is Shubham, who is Kavya’s fiance and they have been dating for a very long time. So there is a difference between both the relations.”
Sharing about the challenges she faced, Sumbul said: “It was a very difficult accent to do. But the more important thing is that you should know Hindi. I am from MP, and the people of MP speak pure Hindi. So I have a good grasp of Hindi.”
‘Kavya’ will premiere on September 25 on Sony.