Former ‘Patiala Babes’ star, Paridhi Sharma has been confirmed as the new lead in Star Bharat’s mythological series ‘Jag Jaanani Maa Vaishno Devi – Kahani Mata Rani Ki’.
Sharma, who replaces Puja Banerjee in the show, told SpotBoye, “Since my childhood, I was the only one who used to always get selected to portray a Devi’s character. Be it Sita, Radha,Parvathi ,Bharat Mata …rather I was popularly known as Maate in my school. I have a very deep connection with the character and there is no sense of nervousness, rather I’m thoroughly enjoying the process.”
Asked how she felt about shooting post the lockdown, she said, “Yes, it is indeed very difficult .In fact, I feel we have lost the sense of independence and are trapped in this situation of pandemic. Every time we have to be so cautious about the environment, I mean even if I touch a single property on the set, the first thought which crosses my mind is ,”is it sanitised or not ???” So, yes the situation is painful and a lot of energy is being consumed in thinking about hygiene issues. But thankfully, I am working with a very renowned channel and production house. So, all the precautions are being taken here to maintain the hygiene of the environment and they are properly following the government guidelines. Eventually, it is extremely important for us to accept this as the new normal because I don’t think this pandemic will subside at least in this year. So, it’s better to adapt to this new life and move ahead.”
A promo of the show was released by Star Bharat this week, featuring Sharma.