Talented actress Bhakti Rathod is currently ruling hearts with her acting talent in SAB TV’s Bhakharwadi. A self-confessed dreamer and explorer, Bhakti has always been supremely confident of her abilities and has taken risks by portraying different characters. She is currently playing Urmila Thakkar’s character in hit comic serial.
The plot revolves around two neighbours residing in Pune; the Gujarati Thakkar family and the Maharashtrian Gokhale family. Both families are competitors in businesses and produce the Indian spicy snack delicacy Bhakharwadi; from which the show derives its name. The families have different bitter relations as they have different ideologies, and things get complicated when their children fall in love.
Urmila Behn’s character is very witty and humorous at the same time. All comic shows have a plethora of characters with individual quirks to keep the audience engaged. Similarly, Urmila Behn’s quirks are not only famous but also being loved the most. She always mixes up characters’ names and when pointed out, quips, why are you making a fuss?
Comedy is the hardest genre for any actor to portray convincingly because unless they believe, they can’t make the audience believe and laugh out loud.
Talking about Bhakarwadi, Bhakti Rathod said “The one thing I love about my character is that she is not dumb and the comedy around her character is intelligent. I have been privileged to play different roles within the show. One of my favourite transformations was Tau’s character which impressed the audience impeccably. My entire get up incorporated dressing details of an elderly Maharashtrian man which brought genuineness to the character. I feel blessed to be part of the ensemble and talented cast. The audience loves the bouquet of actors in Bhakharwadi. I have worked with them and they are some great actors from theatre or similar areas. Every show is a result of teamwork, the creative team to production; the whole bunch is very talented and rare to get together.”
Bhakti always looks for challenging roles and makes her characters authentic by painstakingly getting involved in the mind of her characters, which as an actor distinguishes her and sets her apart from many of her contemporaries.
Her role in Bhakharwadi is a perfect example of how she has improvised and created several nuances. She made her character stand out in the series as one that is loved by the audience for her amazing comic timing and body language. Bhakti is known for having a sharp intuition of timing.
An observant and a perfectionist, she often adds her inputs to any television series or film she acts in. She believes that as an actor she needs to study and delve into other technical aspects of the camera, direction, editing and writing to be called, ‘A Complete Actor’ a goal she would like to achieve and be remembered by. She loves to create a character from scratch.