‘Acting keeps me focused’

DISCIPLINED: Rishina Kandhari
DISCIPLINED: Rishina Kandhari

TALENTED TV star Rishina Kandhari has acted in a wide array of drama serials and taken on challenging roles.

Like many actors, she has been in self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic and taking time out from a very busy work schedule.

Eastern Eye caught up with the beautiful small screen star during lockdown for a quick catch up.

How are you handling the lockdown and what have you been doing?
I am handling it in a positive way. It’s better to be safe than sorry and hence the lockdown is important to flatten the curve of Covid-19. It is better to be indoors rather than venture outside and risk our lives.

How do you look back on your journey on TV and which project gave you the greatest joy?
My TV journey has been incredible. With every new project and with every new character, I have improved myself. I have tried to be true and do justice to every role I played. Favourites include Diya Aur Baati Hum, Ye Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai, Crime Patrol, where I played a cop and anchored the show.

Who has been the most memorable person you have worked with?
Mouni Roy. She played my sister in Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev. I am proud of her journey and growth as an actor; it’s something to learn from.

What is your master plan when the lockdown is over?
I go with the flow, so there is no master plan, but yes, I am looking
forward to doing some good films and good web series as well, along with my TV shows.

What have you been watching during the lockdown period and have you binge-watched anything recently?
I am a huge sci-fi fan and started watching Star Wars. I also finished watching Vampire Diaries and now I am binge-watching Glitch.

What would be your dream role?
I would love to play Wonder Woman.

If you could master something new, what would it be and why?
I’m learning guitar. I have always wanted to learn and now that I have time, I am trying to learn it online, but it’s very tough. Hopefully, I’ll master it one day.

What inspires you?
A disciplined lifestyle and people with enormous knowledge who I can talk to and learn things from inspire me the most.

Why do you love being an actor?
My job allows me to learn different things every day and that’s what I love about acting. It keeps my mind occupied and focused. I love the preparations that I have to do for my characters.