Child artiste Ulka Gupta, who plays the title role in Zee TV’s Jhansi Ki Rani, has been blushing on the sets of the show. The serial’s current track features her character, Manu, getting married to Gangadhar, the King of Jhansi.
Given that Ulka is just about 12 years old and quite a tom boy, the demure act of a bride had her in a fit of giggles constantly. Each time Ulka had to perform a traditional shaadi ritual, she’d cover her face and run to a corner to hide herself right in the middle of the shot. Evidently, the whole idea of portraying a marriage to a man twice her age was extremely embarassing for this pre-teen.
Moreover, her bridegroom — King Gangadhar of Jhansi is played by actor Samir Dharmadhikari, who is quite a hit with her class mates.
This is not the end of the little girl’s bridal woes. She is quite upset that she is not going to shoot with her old cast members as her character Manu must now be shown starting life afresh at a new place.