Surbhi Jyoti closer to Raqesh than Karan Singh Grover

  • Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 23, 2014 12:08 IST

Surbhi Jyoti is probably one of the few actors to have had three male leads cast opposite her in her debut TV show.

After some sizzling chemistry with

Karan Singh Grover

(KSG), she was paired with Raqesh Vashisth for a short time in Qubool Hai.

And now, after the show’s recent leap, she will be seen opposite Karanvir Bohra. Here, the actor talks about her rapport with all three co-stars, and why she is closer to one than the rest.

How’s the new ‘Karan’ on the show?

Karanvir is nice and perfectly cast. I hadn’t met him earlier, so it’s interesting. It feels like I’m doing a new show — there’s a new cast, characters and story. I was so close to Zoya (the role she was playing earlier) that it’s difficult for me to get out of that character.

Did you miss KSG when he left the show?

Not exactly; he was more of a teacher than a friend. I learnt a lot about acting and TV shows from Karan. But I miss Raqesh more.

What was your equation with him like?

He’s a wonderful person to work with. I was comfortable with him. Though it was a four-month-long association on the show, we are good friends. Unlike the two Karans, he liked to talk. The Karans simply retired to their rooms between shots. I called Raqesh so many times to tell him that I am missing him. I bonded with his wife Riddhi too.

Now that KSG is a co-producer, has he changed?

There’s a difference between being a producer and an actor. We are not used to it (his new role).

How was it to learn sign language for the role?

In the show, my character (Sanam) has a differently-abled cousin (Hayaa), so we have learnt sign language. We have used common gestures so that the audiences doesn’t feel left out. It was challenging.

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