It’s better to seek inspiration from real life rather than from other people’s works,” says Indira Krishnan who plays Krishnaben Khakrawala in a show of the same name on Sony Entertainment. Lijjat’s Mahila Griha-Udyog movement is one of our core inspirations because it helped so many housewives earn a living. Through our show, we wanted to narrate the story of middle class people who strive hard to earn a living.”
The actor also admits that her show borrows ‘Krishnagiri’ from Lage Raho Munnabhai’s ‘Gandhigiri’. “It’s one of the nicest aspects of our show. In the film, Sanjay Dutt showed ways of sorting out big problems without resorting to violence. We took that concept to another level through this soap to show how ‘aam’ women can protect their interests with polite gestures.” points out Krishnan.
The actor, agewise, one of the oldest lead characters in a daily soap, learnt to make khakras before reporting on the sets on day one. “How could I pretend to know to make khakras?” argues Krishnan. “I attended professional workshops to learn to make delicious khakras. Going by the initial response, I may soon start my own khakra business.”
Krishnan attended a workshop with handicapped children from 22 schools on Friday. “When I interacted with the children, I realised that they are more blessed than us with virtues.”