Preetika Rao: Fans have named their children after my Beintehaa character
| Mumbai |
Published: July 4, 2018 6:29:22 pm
Preetika Rao made her mark with her very first television show Beintehaa. After a lull period, the actor recently made her comeback with &TV’s supernatural drama Laal Ishq. At the recently held launch of the show, the actor spoke to indianexpress.com about her rollercoaster stint on the small screen.
Sharing her experience of working in Laal Ishq, Preetika said, “It was interesting as Priyank (Sharma) and I were supposed to do a show together some time back. Though that didn’t happen, we had kept in touch and it was almost like working with a friend. I have always been a fan of supernatural and horror shows and I really feel it connects with the audience as well.”
The actor is still remembered for role in Beintehaa. She stated that it was indeed a life-changing project for her. “The show is still remembered and loved by everyone around the world. It has already been aired in so many countries in different languages. I recently went to Tanzania and I was surprised to meet two young girls, who have been named after my character Aaliya. It’s unbelievable how fans continue to shower their love.”
While Beintehaa was a super hit, Preetika’s second show Love Ka Hai Intezaar did not find many takers. When asked if it affected her, she said, “It wasn’t disappointing for me as I feel whatever time we were on screen, the audience loved our show. It was the channel’s internal commercial call even though there were a lot of interesting tracks pending. Even after the show, wherever I went people recognised me as Mohini and that was an overwhelming experience. I believe in short and sweet associations. Also, co-incidentally, I suffered from a very bad stomach infection during that time. So I wouldn’t have been able to work any way. I think it was a boon in disguise for me.”