Actor Sakshi Tanwar is understandably elated with the numbers her daily soap on Sony Entertainment, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, has been delivering. The show has spent over 14 weeks in the top 10 charts. The actor, who earlier played the much-loved Parvati bhabhi in Kahanii Ghar Ghar Kii, says she’s become an icon for single urban women above 30.
"It feels nice when they walk up to me and tell me that a while ago, they were afraid to give arranged matches a shot. After watching my character Priya and her chemistry with her husband on the show, they are not averse to the idea anymore," she smiles. "I think I’ve become the brand ambassador of arranged marriages, especially for working Indian women."
Sakshi, who is currently single at 38, admits she didn’t expect the show to do so well and help her break the ‘Parvati bhabhi’ mould. "It’s difficult to find shows that build up so well and present you in a different manner altogether. I took up this character as a challenge and kept her as real as it gets," she says, adding, "My parents wonder if I discuss our conversations with the show’s scriptwriters because they feel that Priya’s chats with her parents are similar to the way I am with them."
When asked what kind of a marriage would she prefer, Sakshi says that although she’s not in a hurry to tie the knot, she would like to. "In this department, I’m a little different from my on-screen personality. I don’t have a character sketch in mind," she states. "I’m not desperately looking for a man, but I’m sure one of these days, I’ll find my Mr Right."