Finally a Queen. But only in her dreamsApril 17th, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Urvashi Upadhay wears 20 kilos of heavy costumes and jewellery in HAMARI DEVRANI, only on STAR Plus every Monday to Friday at 1 30 pm
Manjula (Urvashi Upadhay) recently had a huge challenge trying to portray the part of a queen for a dream sequence in STAR Plus’ hit afternoon show, Hamari Devrani. According to sources, a jewellery designer from Ahmadabad was specially flown in to design the jewellery that she was supposed to wear. The jewellery was encrusted with semi – precious stone to lend an authentic touch to it.
Shooting with the costume which weighed 15 kgs and the jewellery weighing 5 kgs was difficult for Manjula due to extreme hot weather conditions but she was so charged up with the prospect of playing a queen that she took the difficulties in her stride and gave an impressive performance. Apparently, Manjula has always longed to essay the role of a queen since her theatre days and had a few good opportunities but they always fizzled out of her hands. So this chance to be a Rani, even if it was in her dreams, was one part that Manjula was ready to do anything for.
While narrating her Experience Urvashi was very excited “Playing a role of Queen was just like a dream come true, though I had to wear the 20 Kilos jewellery and costume for more than 10 hours. Seeing my self on screen as a queen was the happiest moment for me”. An elated Urvashi adds “I was waiting for this role ever since I began my acting career”. -Sampurn Media
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