Kavita Kaushik: Delhi is my first love because I started my journey of becoming a person

Kavita Kaushik who is popularly known as Chandramukhi Chautala of FIR, which is also her most popular character thus far, is not just a firebrand in reel life.

The well known actress recently talked to media people and discussed a lot of things about her work and life.

The actress who will next be witnessed in a play named Pajama Party. The play will be hitting shelves in the cities of Mumbai and Delhi, this and the next month.

“I never got a chance to do theatre, although I got a lot of offers beech mein. F.I.R (TV show) was loved by everyone, and I played so many characters. A lot of people knew that I was interested in playing different characters on stage as well,” she said.

Whilst Mumbai has offered her name, fame, a house and the love of her life, the national capital possesses a special place in Kavita’s heart.

She added, “I am a sampoorna bhartiya. As my father was in the CRPF, he got transferred a lot and our family never stayed in one place for more than a couple of years.”

She did her graduation in Philosophy from Indraprastha College for Women in Delhi.

“I graduated in 2002 and that’s when I went to Mumbai. I had auditioned for Ekta Kapoor’s production house in Delhi only. Delhi is my first love because I started my journey of becoming a person, choosing a path and building a career, here. I used to change two-three buses from Ghaziabad to North Campus. This was everyday. Sometimes, Delhi border pe jaane ke liye sharing wale autos lene padte the. Kuch log apni murgiyaan le ke baitha karta the,” she also said.

When asked a question on, if she did theatre during her time in Delhi vis-à-vis watching or participating, and she shared, “For me, to experience more things, get to know about theatre or to watch plays, was difficult because I was doing the basic — trying to figure out the struggles of travelling and keeping myself safe while going to college. I was totally by myself. Itne time se main bhi yeh soochti hoon ki kitna time I have wasted. I had so many opportunities to learn while I was in Delhi but I couldn’t as I was most worried about my safety. I had to come before sunset, in an uncrowded bus because I didn’t want to get groped.”

In her newest play — Pajama Party — she will be donning the character of an actor under pressure.

Helmed by Atul Satya Kaushik, the tale accompanies the stories of 4 girlfriends, and today’s digital age and the following dynamics of bonds shape its idea.

“The play captures their lives, journey, ambition and struggle. They are going to have a party and a crazy incident happens and how they deal with it in a different and honest manner, and its repercussions [forms the crux of the play]. The play talks about how women can react to injustice and harassment in today’s day and age and a solution can be found,” she said.

by Neetu Panwar | Mon, May 20 - 03:45 PM

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