Adaa Khan, who is riding high on the success of her weekend show, went to Kashmir recently for a vacation. The actor feels that travelling alone is both rejuvenating and refreshing. Here, she talks about her work and her travels.
How was the experience of travelling to Kashmir alone?
It was fantastic. I didn’t feel like returning to work (laughs). I went to Srinagar, Gulmarg and Pahalgam. I didn’t want to celebrate my birthday (May 12) by throwing a bash. Instead, I wanted to chill. So, I went on a trip. It was blissful to be on my own for few days, as I didn’t want people around me. I enjoy travelling alone and I feel rejuvenated. I told my friends not to throw me a party. Yet it was sweet of them to get a cake for me. We partied at my home before I left for Kashmir.
Was this the first time you travelled alone?
No, I’ve travelled to many places alone. Whenever I am stressed, I go to the mountains. I have also travelled to Singapore alone in the past. I have family in Dubai, but when I go there, I check out places in the city by myself. Even in Mumbai, there have been times when I have sat alone in a coffee shop and watched the world go by. As actors, we interact with so many people on a daily basis, that this is a good way to unwind. I think this is the best way to know yourself.
This year has been good for you on the work front...
Yes, it has been a wonderful year. I am part of a hit TV series and doing a popular comedy show. But health-wise, it has not been so good. People have told me that I should celebrate this year, but I am a different kind of person. I am not very ambitious. Though my career graph has gone up, I am still grounded.
Does it bother you that your co-star Mouni Roy gets more attention than you on the show?
I don’t think so. We get equal importance and attention. People are appreciating my work, which is more important. This role had many shades — from positive to grey to negative. I don’t like to play monotonous roles. I like to play strong, mad and aggressive characters. I want to do challenging roles, which is why I took on the comedy show with Bharti Singh and Krushna Abhishek. It has been a riot.
This year has been quite special for you what with the success of your supernatural themed show and being part of a hit comedy show.
Yes. It has been a wonderful year though health-wise, it wasn’t so good. People have told me that you should celebrate this year but I am a different kind of person. I am not very ambitious. Though my career graph has gone up, I still feel very grounded. Work de-stresses me. In fact, in Kashmir people would remember my act from my comedy show than my serial.