Sanaya, 30, who has a girl-next-door image on the small screen, thanks to her previous shows, wanted to break her image so desperately that she was portraying the role in a wrong way.
“As an actor, I wanted to come out of what I did previously. I was thinking so much about breaking my bubbly girl image on small screen that initially, I was doing something else. My character reacts in a different way in every situation. I was keeping her scared and reserved.
The show on air on Colors from Dec 30, is an edgy love-story that begins with intense hatred between a simple village girl and an army officer. It has been shot in the extreme desert terrains of Gujarat and Rajasthan. “It wasn’t a cakewalk for me to play this character. Working in extreme weather conditions was a challenge for me. I used to get blisters while walking barefoot in the scorching desert. But the excitement to do something different enabled me to move on,” Sanaya said. The ‘Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon’ star says she is happy with the way her career has shaped up in five years and is bagging good roles one after the other. Known for her close friendship with other actresses like Gautami Kapoor and Drashti Dhami, Sanaya said she never competes with them and is ready to do anything for her friends in the industry. “I knew Gautami and Drashti before I joined the showbiz industry. We don’t compete with each other and everyone gets what they deserve. Even if I try to defeat somebody, I am only going to get what I am destined to,” she said. Sanaya, who has been dating her ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’ co-star Mohit Sehgal for three years, said she has no plans of tying the knot with the longtime partner anytime soon.