Geetanjali Mishra talks about her role in Happu Ki Ultan Paltan and real-life motherhood
Replacing an actress on a long-running show is undoubtedly a challenging task, especially when viewers have grown accustomed to a particular face, style, and body language. However, Geetanjali Mishra fearlessly takes on this challenge as she steps into Kamna Pathak’s shoes to portray the new Rajesh Singh in the beloved series Happu Ki Ultan Paltan.
Geetanjali talked about it in a recent interview acknowledging the pressure of the role, recognizing that all eyes will be on her, and she hopes to win the audience’s acceptance with her portrayal. While she admires Kamna’s previous work, Geetanjali aims to add her unique touch to the character once she settles into the role. Interestingly, in the show, Geetanjali finds herself playing the role of a mother to nine children, despite not having any children in real life, nor being married. Surprisingly, she feels confident in this role due to her strong motherly instincts and her natural ability to bond easily with children. On the set, the young actors affectionately refer to her as “Mom,” further highlighting the natural connection she has with them.
Geetanjali’s motherly instincts extend beyond the show’s set as she embraces the duties of a mother in her personal life as well. Tragically, her sister passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest, leaving behind two beautiful children. Although she couldn’t adopt them legally, Geetanjali wholeheartedly took on the role of their mother. For her, being there for her nephews is a profound responsibility and a decision she doesn’t view as a compromise but as an opportunity to fulfill the loving duties of a mother.
In her personal life, Geetanjali remains steadfast in her decision not to marry or have children of her own. Her commitment to her sister’s children is unwavering, and she cherishes the bond they share. Despite societal expectations or opinions, Geetanjali firmly believes that her nephews needed her, and she willingly embraced the role of a mother to provide them with the love and care they deserve.
As Geetanjali continues to win hearts with her versatile acting skills in Happu Ki Ultan Paltan and gracefully shoulders the responsibilities of motherhood in real life, she sets an inspiring example of embracing new roles, both on and off-screen. Her journey reminds us that love knows no boundaries and that a mother’s love can transcend traditional definitions of family, leaving a lasting impact on those she cares for.