MUMBAI: Anveshi Jain became a household name in the entertainment industry with her stint in Gandii Baat season 2. The show had a few steamy scenes between Anveshi and actress Flora Saini. The actress became famous overnight and gained immense fan following and appreciation. She did receive a lot of love from the fans and industry, however, in a candid chat with TellyChakkar, Anveshi revealed that she went through a tough phase post the show as her parents were disappointed by her raunchy scenes. TellyChakkar.com had a brief chat wherein the gorgeous diva has revealed what exactly happened post Gandii Baat. Grab a bowl of popcorn and read on cause it’s going to be a bit long. (Read here: Anveshi Jain: Women deemed available if they talk of sexual desire )
What was your parent’s reaction on Gandii Baat?
It was a nightmare that I don’t want to recall often. I actually assumed it is not going to reach my dad or my hometown. Well I was delusional, it did and I was in the gym when I got his call. He only spoke over the phone and I started running crying from the gym in the traffic filled road. I was crying inconsolably and running. Then I told him I will call you back. That felt like the end of the road.
How did you make your parents understand your stance?
Next day I wrote him a one-page letter. He didn’t respond. After a week I wrote another one. I kept writing to him every month. It was my last letter which was 5 pages long where I put things in perspective and in hand sight of what struggle I had and would have gone through. He had no idea for 2 years I was struggling in Mumbai. It took a lot of efforts from my end. Many phone calls back and forth, some of pleading to be at least heard. And finally, he gave me a patient hearing.
I told him that I was following the commandments he had created for me and if he actually reflected upon those he’d not find me out of line . As a teacher the guiding principles given by him were that , I had to be a good and selfless human being , with no vices or bad habits , had to be self-made and stand on my own two feet and last but not the least so things that made me happy in pursuit of my dreams . It’s the last guideline that I reminded him about. I told him that I had come over to Mumbai with nothing in my pocket, I didn’t take their help, had absolutely no vices or bad company and had accomplished all on my own merit. My house, my car, my lifestyle. But they would all mean nothing if I couldn’t fulfil my dreams of being an actor, this was a step in that direction and I had done nothing untoward or unbecoming whole enacting it. This opened up multiple avenues for me, and today I can be googled as one of the most searched name on the net . It is something I am proud of and so should he.
I respect their outlook. I left home pretty early and have been travelling and being exposed to the life that they have been not. They are Govt officials in a conservative small town. I can’t blame them or expect anything more from them. But tried to maintain the equilibrium
It wasn’t easy but I kept pegging away till they visited me and saw the fierce desire, the burning ambition and the hard work and disciplined lifestyle to back it. They finally came around and today truly believe that I can accomplish any goal that I set my heart on.
How are your relations with your family now?
Now they actually follow up on my progress and urge me to do my best in everything. It feels so good to finally have their support and love. We bonded better than ever in his first international trip I took him & mom for. More than anything being able to do something for them feels like an achievement.
Way to go, Anveshi!
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