Toral Rasputra, the name needs no introduction. The powerhouse of talent is more popularly known as Anandi for her character portrayal in Balika Vadhu (Colors). The path breaking social drama, which went on to become an instant hit, is now set to witness a leap with the show being revamped.
Before Toral bids adieu to her viewers and fans on screen, we caught up with her for a candid interview. The lady who describes herself to be an introvert is one of the most pleasing personalities we have ever met. Ask her about her journey, BCL, future projects, with a smile she replies to all the queries. For the readers of Tellychakkar.com, here is a special interview of Toral Rasputra.
First of all, as Balika Vadhu is all set to take a leap of 15 years with the old cast making an exit, are you happy with the decision or you still want to hold on?
I am extremely happy with the decision. Actually, after a super successful run of eight years, we all felt that the story was being dragged way too much. The series will soon witness a fresh story line, with many new faces. Though the initial concept and content was too good, the change was indeed needed. And now I believe that the audience will be able to enjoy something new.
How your journey has been in Balika Vadhu?
Well it has been a beautiful journey for me. Not everyone receives the chance of working with a veteran actor like Surekha (Sikri) ji. Balika Vadhu will always remain close to my heart, as I have learnt a lot from the show.
How do you think Balika Vadhu has helped you in shaping up your career?
Balika Vadhu is one show that has helped me explore myself not only as an actor but also as an individual. The character has made me more aware about the social scenario now. I feel more responsible and pay more attention to social issues than before.
Given a chance would you like to actively get involved for a social cause?
Why not. Though I am not planning anything as of now, if I ever get a chance then there's no harm to be a part of the noble cause.
Post Balika Vadhu what kind of shows would you like to take up?
I would love to try my hands in comedy genre. I know initially audience might be reluctant in accepting me in such roles, but I am sure that eventually they will. I remember, when I started as Anandi, everyone was not willing to accept me with arms wide open. But, now they recognize me as Anandi, not as Toral. What more can I ask for?
Do you think that the marital status of an actress restricts her scope in the industry?
I don't think so. I continued with Balika even after being married. Now, Mahhi Vij is all set carry on with the legacy, who is also leading a conjugal life. Hence, I don't think ones marital status has any connection with her work. If an actress can perform the role offered to her, then other things hardly matter.
How is Toral in personal life?
(After a hearty laugh) You should ask that question to people around me. They will be able to answer it better. (Laugh) If you seriously ask me, then I will define myself as a simple, introvert girl, whose priority is work and takes time to get along (smile).
You are playing for Box Cricket League this year. Do you think the series will show a candid side of your personality?
Of course it will. Many are curious about how I am in real life, so this is indeed a good opportunity to know how I am.
What are your future plans?
It's very simple. If I receive a good project I will give a positive nod to the offer, if I don't then I may go on a long vacation, travelling from here to there.
We wish to see you back on screen soon Toral.