Took up the show only because of the production house: Shweta Gautam on Pukaar - Dil se Dil Tak

Took up the show only because of the production house: Shweta Gautam on Pukaar - Dil se Dil Tak

Shweta Gautam plays the role of Padma in Prateek Sharma and Parth Shah’s Pukaar - Dil Se Dil Tak, which is produced under their banner, Studio LSD. The show went on air Monday on Sony Entertainment Television, and the actress says she took it up only because of the production house.

“I took up the show "Pukaar - Dil Se Dil Tak" for one reason: to be associated with the production house called LSD. We had been in talks for a very long time for different shows, but it never worked out. This time, since all my dates were free, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity. I took up the show only because of the production house,” she said.

“Prateek Sharma and Parth Shah understand you and your needs. Despite being so successful, they are very down-to-earth. They maintain a very positive environment on the set. I really don't know how much I can say because there is so much. All the good adjectives to describe them would be fewer. They are kind, positive, creative, and simply the best people to work with,” she added.

Her character is called Padma, and she has adopted Vedika, one of the two daughters of Saraswati who get separated after a tragic accident. She added, “Her life revolves around her family. She is a very simple lady who loves Vedika dearly. She is a mother like all others, just a very positive lady.”

Shweta also spoke about the content on TV today and said that it has evolved. “Most things have become technically better, and appearances matter a lot more now. However, I feel it was much better when I started off. I've been in the industry for more than 25 years, and I've done and seen it all. I've mostly done mythological shows, but I've also worked in comedy and horror. I've worked with BP Singh, Ramanand Sagar, and Ashutosh Gowarikar, and there are so many beautiful producers and storylines I've been part of. Somewhere, I feel that today, while we are making many shows, we miss the soul—the essence. When I used to shoot, there were scenes in shows like Gharana, Solah Shringaar, and Sindoor, that had so much soul. If you remember a show called “Sailaab”, directed by Ravi Rai ji, it’s my all-time favorite. Those shows were so good that you couldn't wait to watch them. Today, everything is moving too fast,” she said.

“I know we are moving with the times, so no regrets. I think we have to be really lucky to be actors. I love my work, and it is my happy place. You go to shoot, play different characters, and live another life, which is the most beautiful part of our profession. You meet different people all the time, and it is never monotonous or boring. There is so much hard work involved—mentally, physically, and emotionally—which keeps you going. I thank God that I am an actor, and I just pray that I keep working until I die,” she concluded.