Actress Helly Shah is playing a double role in her serial Sufiyana Pyaar Mera. But in this double role, she sometimes has difficulties too. Both characters are very different from each other and while you have a daily soap, you have to stay in your role 12 to 14 hours a day. In such a situation, it is a bit difficult to play two characters together. But Haley sees it as a challenge
Recently, during a conversation with Dainik Bhaskar, Helly said, “In this show, I am playing roles of Kaynaat and Saltanat and both the characters are opposite to each other. If there is an Innocent girl in Kaynaat, then the Saltanat is today’s modern girl. In real life, I relate myself more with the Saltanat and if I tell the truth, it is difficult to portray Kaynaat. But as an actor, I take this as a challenge and try to play both characters to the best of my capability. Because of this dual role, I get very little time to relax on the sets or play cards with the co-stars. ” (Laughs)
‘I learnt Urdu for this show’
She further explains, “The biggest feature of this show is that in this I got an opportunity to teach Urdu. I have a lot of love for different languages and I got an opportunity to learn Urdu for this show. I used to watch Pakistani shows for several months so that I could learn the language and I have also attended many workshops. Now I have learned Urdu and also like to teach this language to others. “
During the conversation, Helly also disclosed that there was a time when she was a child and wanted to leave a show in the middle and go back to Ahmedabad. “I was nine years old when I did the first theater show in Ahmedabad with a friend of my father. Then papa told me that the auditions in Mumbai were going on for a TV show and I should try it.”
‘I am happy I didn’t leave the show in the middle’
Helly tells further, “I came to give an audition and I did not know that my destiny would change so fast. Only after reaching Ahmedabad, I got a call for my first show, Gulal and with my family members, I came to Mumbai. But in truth, I had more interest in the academics than acting; I did not want to be an actor, even when I was doing serial Gulal, I wanted to leave the show in the middle and go to Ahmedabad. I am happy today that I didn’t do it, maybe it was my destiny to be an actor. “
Helly is single in real life and she is looking for a life partner, who is honest, loyal, confident and whose senses of humor is good.
Sufiyana Pyaar Mera premiered on Star Bharat on 16 April 2019. Produced by Danish Javed and Prateek Sharma, it stars Helly Shah and Rajveer Singh.
Zaroon Shah, an NRI, comes to India to meet Kaynaat as his father wants him to marry her though he himself is unwilling. When Zaroon comes to India, he spots Kaynaat’s look-alike Saltanat and falls in love with her at first sight.
When Zaroon meets Kaynaat, he gets puzzled on seeing the difference in her dressing and personality. Kaynaat, being a conservative and orthodox girl, lived and dressed in an extremely simple manner. Saltanat, on the other hand, is a free-spirited modern girl living life on her own terms.
(Story by Kiran Jain)