The ecstasy of winning Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (JDJ) hasn’t affected Drashti Dhami’s work schedule. She is already back to work, and is currently shooting for her TV show, Madhubala. “We had a party on the sets,” says the Drashti, who feels that she is overburdened and is relentlessly working like a machine. She talks about the recently earned laurel, her acting plans and more.
Since the beginning of the show, you were expected to win. What were your hopes?
I never thought of winning when I joined JDJ. I always wanted to be a part of the show. My rule was to go with the flow and enjoy every moment rather than thinking about winning and losing.
Did you feel you were favoured?
I don’t think so. I wasn’t getting full marks in all my acts. I got low scores as well when my acts weren’t up to the mark. If I was favoured, they (the channel and the makers of the show) would have ensured that I shot for six hours for Madhubala and six for JDJ. But that didn’t happen. I used to put in 12 hours for the serial and rehearse for the next six hours for JDJ.
Now that the dance show is over, what are your plans?
As of now, I am continuing with Madhubala. All I am looking forward to is getting back to my earlier shooting schedule and relaxing at home. I have been overworked with JDJ and Madhubala. I plan to go on a vacation soon.
In your last interview with us, you said you are happy doing television. But do you aspire to do films now?
I am happy doing television. I am enjoying this moment in life. I don’t know what’s in store for me. I will be playing the role of a heroine in Madhubala.