Urvashi Dholakia remembers his Dekh Bhai Dekh days: I used to finish school in the afternoon and then travel to R.K Studios in my school uniform
The coronavirus has confined all citizens to their respective homes. In the midst of the shutdown, several iconic shows in Doordarshan have returned on television to everyone's delight, including Mahabharata, Ramayan and Dekh Bhai Dekh .
On 1st April, Doordarshan National tweeted announcing that the extremely popular television show- Dekh Bhai Dekh was going to be available on television. Urvashi Dholakia , who made her screen debut with the show as Shilpa, recalls days gone by of filming the show.
Although Urvashi is thrilled that the show will air again, the actress wishes it had been redone while keeping the same star cast intact. It also reveals how various bugs and trials were made for the new version, but nothing materialized. Speaking of the replay, Urvashi said: “I am excited that millennials are able to see such an iconic show that it has set trends in the industry. It was the first show to be filmed in a multi-camera setup. I am happy that all of these shows are broadcast because today's generation is learning how television was so good even back then and has evolved. It was a great production, with Jaya Ji producing it and Anand Mahendru directing it. I feel privileged to have been a part of that.
Juggling between school and filming, Urvashi made his debut with the show when he was just 15 years old. I used to finish school at 1-1:15 pm and then travel to RK Studios in Chembur in my school uniform. please wait patiently. The entire cast and crew were like a big family, off-screen too, I used to be the quiet one when I entered the show a little late, but they were all very welcoming to me, ”shared Urvashi.
Speaking of the show and its character, Urvashi said: Although I entered the show late, curiously my character was discussed from the first episode. For my casting, Anand Señor called me into his office and made me read some lines at random and the next day I started filming. This program was and is the all-time favorite because it was suitable for all age groups, from 6 years to 60 years. We were teenagers, then we had people in their 30s. So everyone watching the show could relate to it. Work with actors like Sushma, Naveen, Bhavna, Shekhar Suman It was an exceptional experience.