Actress Pankhuri Awasthy has been part of historical and romantic projects, and is now looking forward to join the cast of the long-running family drama “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”.
“‘Yeh Rishta…’ is like a brand on television. The show has such a loyal audience. At a time when shows are getting pulled off in the blink of an eye, it’s quite a feat to have a show that’s been around for 10 years,” Pankhuri said in a statement.
“I am glad to be trying my hand at a different genre…in a show which already has an established audience. It ups the responsibility, but I take that in my stride,” she added.
On her role, she shared: “She is a soft, demure yet a mature individual who will win over the love of everyone around her. I feel she’s a very relatable person and that’s what convinced me to take up the role.
“Currently, not many roles on television are relatable. While it’s an actor’s job to play it convincingly, I am glad that this time around I am playing a character which I can relate to as well.”