In a successful TV career, Bhairavi Raichura has made a mark playing a range of characters. Beginning with her essay of ‘Kajal Bhai' in “Hum Paanch” nearly two decades ago, still fondly remembered by fans, she went on to do serious characters as well and is currently part of big TRP-grossers like “Sasural Genda Phool” (Star Plus) and “Balika Vadhu” (Colors). Here she talks about the new serial “Chhal” (Colors) where she makes her debut in another aspect of television with her production house, 24 Frames.
What made you choose a social thriller for your first production venture?
I always wanted to be a producer and was working towards it; the concept came to us through Colors. We wanted to do something new and a thriller in its own way is different. It's the first time for me and Nandita Mehra, my co-producer, so each and every day is a learning experience for us.
What's the show's USP?
Every moment is thrilling. It has a lot of connected twists and turns. It is a story that will force you to think and make you question whether what you see is really the truth. While discussing the script, we constantly tried to think like the audience to ensure that the story was not getting predictable at any point. We went ahead with an idea for any scene only if we were able to surprise ourselves.
How is it working in both comedy and serious roles?
I love comedy shows as the excitement and thrill you experience is unmatched. Doing comedy is fun but really difficult too. After “Hum Paanch”, I did receive good offers but refused as I wanted to experiment with different types of entertainment. I have done serials like “Durgesh Nandini”; my character in it was the change I needed from comedy. I enjoyed doing it but didn't work well. I think people want me to continue doing comedy shows.
Is there a daily soap you enjoy watching?
Actually I am working all the time and it hardly leaves any time to watch a show, but whenever I have some time I watch “Sasural Genda Phool”, “Balika Vadhu”, “Pavitra Rishata” and few other shows on Sab too.
What about upcoming projects?
I will continue acting in the shows I am currently in and not take up any new show. For now, I want to concentrate on the production house.