Mumbai, 7 July-2014, PTI: Actress Shirina Singh, who plays Pakhi in popular TV show ‘Ek Mutthi Aasman’, is all set to get an image makeover on the soap opera and will be seen playing a violent obsessive lover.
Shirina said she took inspiration from actress Urmila Matondkar’s character in ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’.
“When I was told that my character Pakhi will turn into a psychotic lover, the first name which hit my mind was that of Urmila Mantodkar’s convincing portrayal of Ria Jaiswal in ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’,” Shirina said in the statement.
Shirina said it was not a cakewalk for her to play a grey character of a girl, who attempts to win the affections of her love Raghav Singhania (played by Ashish Chowdhry).
“Playing an obsessive lover is not that easy, I had to understand the complexities of the character as to what a person goes through when his love in not reciprocated in the positive manner so that I don’t end up overdoing the part,”
The actress also added her own observation after reading the script for the Zee TV’s show.
“I tried to take a few cues from Urmila’s character to understand the role better but at the same time I added my own bit and the feedback from the creative team of the show has been positive so far. I am eagerly awaiting the audience’s reaction,” she said.
‘Ek Mutthi Aasmaan’ follows the story of a domestic help.