Bhagyashree’s daughter, Avantika Dassani: I love the work of Alia Bhatt and Sanya Malhotra
Actress Bhagyashree’s daughter Avantika Dassani ventured into showbiz with her first web show titled Mithya. The child star recently engaged in a conversation with News18.com and shared his views on nepotism, his maiden project and more.
When asked if she had easier access to the role on the show, the 23-year-old debutante said, “I auditioned for this role and that’s how I got this role. I auditioned and worked on projects for a very long time. Yes I have someone who will have a conversation with me, because he respects my mother and my brother, but no one is going to propose me a project, if he thinks that I am not suitable or he doesn’t see my performance.”
The Rohan Sippy-directed psychological thriller web series also stars Huma Qureshi in a central role and is widely loved on social media, Avantika Dassani expressed her feelings of being appreciated in her debut draft.
“I feel really good, to have this kind of cast and to have them all as always so good…it’s been really overwhelming to see audiences and critics reacting so well to my performance on this show. I thought with all this talent where is anyone really going to get to see me but hopefully I should do just as well with the rest of the show. But it’s really nice to have people notice my performance, think I did a good job. I’m very grateful for that,” Avantika said.
Asked why Avantika chose Mithya as her first project, she said, “The character of Rhea and the show as you see it – it’s a great script, it’s a great cast. I loved Rhea’s character and found her fabulous. It’s really interesting for me to start with something that will allow me to show my abilities, to do something that will help me make my mark. The thrill without having all the frills, that’s how I saw it and I’m really glad it really paid off.
Speaking about her experience sharing screen space with Huma Qureshi and the other cast members of Mithya, Avantika said, “It was lovely. They are extremely talented actors and I was really excited to be able to share the screen with them in my very first project. They were also extremely welcoming and encouraging. It was like having a family on set. We had a lot of fun, we had a great time shooting this project and I was very lucky to have this team as my first project as I traveled to this space.”
Mithya was adapted from the 2019 UK miniseries, Cheat. Asked about her thoughts on adaptations and remakes in Bollywood, Avantika said, “Obviously we are trying to figure out how the treatment would be different and how they would Indianize it for the audience here. And if it’s done with the right team, you can have a good project in your hands even if it’s an adaptation, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. “
However, Avantika also shared that some things have their own beauty and shouldn’t be touched up or redone. “But I also think there are some things that have been done so well that they shouldn’t be redone or adapted. It should just be left because there’s a certain magic about that time, that era, and the people on that project that just worked. We also have a lot of great new stories to tell,” Avantika said.
Talking about her role models in the industry, Avantika said she loves Alia Bhatt and Sanya Malhotra. She shared: “The list is long, but I love Alia (Bhatt), I love Sanya Malhotra. I think they’re both fantastic performers – they’re so watchable, so good. I love them. watch both of them. I think Ranbir Kapoor is also fantastic in everything he’s done. He’s always brought a very interesting emotional vulnerability to his characters and I’ve enjoyed experiencing that.”
“I love Tabu Madame, I think she is fantastic. I was also very excited to see Madame Raveena in Aranyak. I was really happy to see her back on the screens. I loved Manoj Bajpayee in The Family Man I think he was fantastic. He’s still fantastic, but great to see him on the show,” Avantika added.
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