The tv show, ‘Anupamaa’ is winning hearts after the first episode and Rupali Ganguly has gained a lot of appreciation for her role. Rupali is known for playing Monisha in Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai and titular role in the ongoing hit Tv show. She had nailed it in the show. Rupali has beautifully transformed herself as Anupamaa. Talking about Arvind Vaidya who is a co-star of Rupali’s Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, also plays Rupali aka Anupamaa’s father-in-law in the show. Arvind played the role of Madhusudhan Fufa in Sarabhai.
Vaidya says, “It feels amazing. If you win seven crore from Amitach Bachchan’s show (Kaun Banega Crorepati), how will you feel? And then if you are told that you would continue winning seven crores in every episode, one would feel even more joyous. It’s the same with Anupama. We have consistently been at the top spot, and that naturally feels great. However, now what’s more important is to maintain that spot, as our responsibility towards our audience has increased too.”
Arvind reveals about how he gets along so well with the entire cast and crew. He said, “We don’t act. Also, Rupali and other actors from Sarabhai would often meet at someone’s residence, usually it would be at JD Majethia or Aatish Kapadia’s house. In fact, even today JD calls me Bapuji, and so does Rupali. I call my daughter Vandana Pathak ‘bandya’ which means son in Marathi. So I call Rupali by the same name too.”
He shared about his reaction when he met Rupali at the producer Rajan Shahi’s office for Anupamaa, he said, “When I was told about her, I was taken aback. I wondered that she was known for Monisha, how will she play Anupama as it requires a massive transformation. But I must admit her transformation has been beautiful, which also shows how good an actor she is. You can feel the range. I am so proud of her.”
Arvind also praised Sudhanshu Pandey, he said, “Every day when Sudhanshu comes on set he touches my feet. So the other day, I was so impressed by one of his scenes that I went to his room and told him that I wanted to touch his feet too. He was naturally surprised. There are some scenes where one is expected to get into the skin of the character, and he did it so well.”