At the point when Simar Bharadwaj, a mainstream character from the little screen’s “Sasural Simar Ka”, transformed into a “makhhi” (fly) after a “shraap” (curse), it not simply prompted an upheaval of pics on online networking additionally left commentators pondering where content on Indian TV is heading. In any case, performing artist Dipika Kakar, who has experienced the change, protects it by saying that it’s “magical, not backward”.
“The idea of ‘naagins’, “daayans” or “makhhi” does not fall into the backward space. It is more supernatural in nature. The Indian group of onlookers has dependably been conscious of the stories of these enchanted characters and keep on enjoying them in light of the fact that these vehicle them to a universe of imagination a long ways past their creative ability,” Dipika told IANS in a meeting.
The appear, which went reporting in real time on Colors in 2011, started by telling the story of two sisters who get hitched in the same family, and their life at their in-laws’ place.
It appeared like a standard saas-bahu adventure, and after some time, the story moved the center to their trials, tribulations and grating. Step by step, a “naagin” (snakewoman) was acquainted with the plot, after which Simar’s character was made into a “daayan” (witch).
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The 29-year-old actress says it’s all a part of reflecting various shades of Simar’s characters — be it her love for her family, her sacrificing nature or her fierceness to protect the family.
Justifying it, Dipika said: “Fictitious characters like that of a ‘daayan’ or a ‘fly’ are just a manifestation of Simar’s character being portrayed in an interesting manner at different instances to enhance the entertainment value.”
Also, drawing a comparison with how international shows engage viewers with supernatural elements in their plots, Dipika said: “Even internationally, there have been shows like ‘Vampire Dairies’ and ‘Werewolf’, showcasing concepts that do not exist in real life, and yet they are hugely appreciated and accepted by global audiences.”
“Our show delves deep into the world of fantasy and folklore. Tales of good triumphing over evil and stories of adventures have always been the bedrock of all our bedtime stories. By introducing supernatural elements or characters in the show, it gives the audience a chance to relive their childhood memories,” she said.
For Dipika, her journey in “Sasural Simar Ka” — produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited — has been an experience of a lifetime. She credits the show’s creative team.
“An actor’s prerogative is to essay the character undertaken to the best of his/her ability, and with conviction. While I provide inputs pertaining to the character, decisions pertaining to the show and its storyline are taken by the creative team and I completely trust their judgement,” she added.
One wonders if it’s essential to keep introducing such twists and turns to keep the audience engaged, rather than work on stronger content. Dipika said: “Variety is the spice of life, and characters displaying mysticism definitely add different flavours to the show, making it an interesting watch for the audience…….
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