New Delhi, Feb. 8 -- It's a coincidence of sorts that actor Devoleena Bhattacharjee's character on the tube will now be modelled on her favourite character on the silver screen, Geet, from the film, Jab We Met (JWM).
"I watched this movie with my friends. And they all felt that actor Kareena Kapoor Khan's (inset) character in the film, the peppy bit, was just like the real me," says Devoleena, who plays Gopi bahu in the serial, Saath Nibhaana Saathiya.
The serial will soon take a leap of eight years and will introduce many new characters and changes. One of those would be Gopi bahu's character undergoing a change. This change is inspired by Kareena's JMW character, where she becomes a plane Jane school teacher after suffering a heartbreak.
Devoleena shares, "Although I am quite like the bubbly Geet in real life, in the show, I'll be the school teacher Geet. I'll be seen wearing suits now. And just like Kareena, I'd be shown in a hill station too. I'll be a crafts teacher in a school there." "During these eight years, my onscreen character becomes a mom, takes up a job to support herself and her daughter, and starts dressing down.
Earlier, she was seen all decked up in sarees, but now, she'll be seen in suits," explains Devoleena. But why will her character in the show move out of her house? "Everyone blames Gopi for her first daughter's death. So she leaves the house. And no one knows she is pregnant with a second child," she shares.