Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) If given an opportunity, small screen actress Srishty Rode would love to play Anandi in popular show "Balika Vadhu".
She said: "If I was given a chance, I would love to work in 'Balika Vadhu' as Anandi. Everybody knows her and the character is something really different on the show."
Currently, Toral Rasputra is playing Anandi.
Daughter of cinematographer Tony Rode, Srishty, whose big break was the Fair-n-Lovely ad, and appeared in shows like "Yeh Ishq Haaye" and then "Shobha Somnath Ki" on Zee TV.
Her father, who has been in the industry for 35 years, was not so keen about Srishty entering showbiz, but after she appeared in the Fair-n-Lovely ad, he allowed her to fullfil her dreams.
Since then she has been pursuing her dream of acting.
Srishty will now be seen as Sarita in "Punarvivaah... Ek Nayi Umeed".
Talking about her character, she said: "I have played the role of a college going girl, I have played a warrior princess in 'Shobha Somnath Ki', and now I will be playing a housewife. So, I was very happy and excited that I got something like this."
But the actress is really different from the character she will play in the show.
"Bubbly and fun-loving" in real life, Srishty has "never worn a sari in her life". She is "looking forward to play the character" as she expects to "learn a lot from it - acting-wise and dressing-wise".
The actress took a break from TV after "Shobha..." but reveals that "she is a workaholic and gets bored if she does not have anything to do".
Her new show "Punarvivaah...Ek Nayi Umeed" will start May 20 on Zee TV.