Vinti was very nervous initially

Published Nov 12, 2015, 4:44 am IST
Updated Feb 23, 2016, 2:43 pm IST
Vinti Idnani talks about her new role

Vinti Idnani of Jaane Kya Hoga Rama Re talks about her new role, learning under veteran actor Supriya Pathak and more…
How different is your character here from what you played in Dil Dosti Dance and Bade Achche Lagte Hain?

In both the shows, my characters were more on the sweeter, cuter, bubblier side. I played a happy-go-lucky character but still a little tomboyish — so those two roles were quite like the real me. But Nandu, my character in Jaane Kya Hoga Rama Re, is shrewd and someone who can’t take any injustice — especially when perpetrated by men. She is basically a man-hater because she has gone through a lot of emotional trauma as a kid. But that has also made her a rough and tough traffic cop today, who is now the man of the house. Nandu takes a lot of advantage of her uniform by making men pay fine for no good reason but at the same time, she is also the go-to person for the girls in her colony.
How was it shooting with Supriya Pathak?
I was very nervous the first time I had to shoot with Supriyaji. I was shivering and couldn’t even remember my dialogues out of nervousness. But as soon as she met me, my perception about ‘Supriya the star’ changed to ‘Supriya the actor’. There is just so much to learn from her. From being nervous the first time when I had to shoot with her, I have grown fond of the times we shoot together. She treats us like her own kids and helps us if she notices that we are nervous. Also, she is extremely funny!
How did you get into acting?
I never thought that someday I would be an actor as I was extremely shy as a kid. I have never participated in an elocution competition. But I was always a dancer. I could express the best when I was dancing and dancing is what helped me grow and become more confident and sure of myself as an artist. When I got the offer for Dil Dosti Dance, it was perfect, as the show was a dance-based one. I have no training in acting but I am learning on the job with the help of veterans like Supriyaji. I couldn’t get a better acting school I guess.
What according to you, makes this show different?
The show is not about a couple or a hero or a villain. The show is about a ‘mohalla’, a society where each character is distinct and unique. I can also say that each character is so different that you haven’t seen them before on Indian television. Nandu, for example, is a traffic cop who hates men and is tomboyish. Which other female lead on television is like Nandu? At the same time, the male lead in the show is again the hero and the villain of the show —in the sense that, the hero of the show is a bad guy. And to add more fun to Nandu and Raju is Supriya Pathak’s character, Rambhateri. So the show is a must watch for all.




Download the all new Deccan Chronicle app for Android and iOS to stay up-to-date with latest headlines and news stories in politics, entertainment, sports, technology, business and much more from India and around the world.