Supriya Pilgaonkar: We're thrilled that the show is back!

By HT

Mumbai, Sept. 7 -- I am pleasantly surprised," says senior actor Supriya Pilgaonkar, speaking about her TV show, Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi (KRPKAB), which is returning to the small screen after it ended in the last week of August. 
 
"This is unprecedented. We didn't expect the show to return; at least not so soon. Within a week of the show's ending, we learnt that it would be back. So, in a way, the whole unit got a planned holiday (laughs)," she says.
 
"One does feel bad when a successful and much-loved show ends, but as actors, we are also aware of the lifespan of a story. If you stretch it too long, then it isn't fun and affects the show eventually. Our show was at its peak when it ended, and we were all satisfied that the characters were loved and that the show did well. We are thrilled that the show is back, but it will be only for 30 episodes. The number of episodes has been planned, so everyone is aware of its lifespan. No one will be shocked when it ends again. I was in control of my life for two weeks after the show ended, but now I will be on tenterhooks again regarding my schedule (laughs), as we are once again in the planning stage to shoot." The actor added that she was happy to be able to celebrate Ganeshotsav with her family and is raring to go back to the set.
 
Supriya has starred in numerous dramatic and comedy shows, but she has never played a negative role so far. The actor says she doesn't mind playing a grey role, but says those should be "well-defined". 
 
"I don't want to be told that I play a positive role and then find out later in the show that my role turns negative. I want to be clear in my mind regarding the graph of the character. I make sure to show the arc of a character and add to the scene. I would love to play any kind of role as long as the graph of the role is good."
 
While she calls television her first love, Supriya has worked in many movies as well, with her most recent bigscreen appearance being the Sidharth Malhotra-starrer, A Gentleman. 
 
She says, "I do films for fun. I had few scenes in this film and they needed to shoot for three-to-four days with me. It was a comic role, and I enjoyed it as it was a good change. Most importantly, I was looking like myself in the film."