Abrupt ending: Rashami Desai on 'Adhuri Kahaani Hamari' going off air, and what comes next

Dibyojyoti Baksi

May,19 2016 11:53 42 IST

After a mere five months of being on air, the TV show Adhuri Kahaani Hamari went off air on 29 April. And while the turn of events certainly saddened the cast, actor Rashami Desai — who played a pivotal character in AKH — says she simply wasn’t prepared for such an abrupt ending.

“The ending was little abrupt. I was not prepared for this. They (the makers of AKH) were experimenting with a lot of things in the narrative and they introduced my character… I was not sure what they were up to. The story was very different, but I think they lost the plot somewhere,” Rashami admitted to Firstpost.

Rashami Desai

Rashami Desai

Since Adhuri Kahaani Hamari went off air so suddenly, Rashami says she’ll have to see what comes her way next. She doesn’t have a show in hand as of now, and is hoping to make the best of an unexpected break by planning a getaway.

“I am planning a holiday. After every show, I think one should go to a new place, experience something,” Rashami said, although she refused to divulge where she intended to vacation.

If the actress is worried about what she’ll take up next, she doesn’t show it.

“(On TV, all the shows have) women-oriented subjects, and they are all doing well,” she shrugs, explaining why she’s quite optimistic about her career.

She’s also keeping an open mind about trying out different mediums (Rashami has worked in Hindi and regional language films before). However, she adds that television will always be the priority.

“I would love to do films, definitely. But films are altogether a different medium from television. I have learnt a lot of things (from the TV industry), so I cannot compare (films to TV). The lifestyle for television actors is very different, while for films I believe you need a lot of dedication, time and patience,” Rashami says.

Isn’t television as (if not more) demanding? “Of course it is!” answers Rashami. “It’s your everyday work. Every day you have to look great; every day you have to be fabulous on screen.”

On a personal note, 2016 didn’t start off on the best note for Rashami — she decided to end her troubled marriage with former Uttaran co-star Nandish Sandhu, for good. Nandish and Rashami tied the knot in 2011, but rumours of an estrangement dogged the couple since 2013.

Rashami says she has moved past that episode in her life.

“Life always gives you surprises — both professional and personal. It shouldn’t affect you,” she says. “There is no point in continuing to feel sad about something that is no longer with you.”