Jaswir Kaur aka Devika talks about her role in Anupamaa; says, “Everyone wants a friend like Devika but no one wants to become Devika in real life”

Jaswir Kaur who is known for her role of Parmeet in Shakti is also being loved for her role of Devika Sharma in the popular show Anupamaa. Her character is of a loyal friend and pillar of support for Anupamaa.

Talking about it in an interview Jaswir shared, “I did not audition for Devika’s role. The makers felt that I would be ideal for it and I am happy that I could justify the role in Anupamaa. A few days ago, Rupali Ganguly sent me a link showing how the masses had connected with Devika’s role and that was motivating.”

Talking more about her role and how everyone needs a friend like Devika in their lives, she adds, “Whenever I meet people, they tell me that they also need someone like Devika, who is a pillar of support and gives the right advice to her friend Anupamaa, in real life. I have been like Devika to so many of my friends. I have helped and advised my friends who went through a bad marriage. People should come out of the victim syndrome and become a ‘Devika’ for their friends. If you seek a good friend, then you should become one too.”

Jaswir further adds, “A few days ago, there was a dialogue in the show about how Devika herself went through a lot and stopped caring about what people would say. My husband Vishal (Madlani) saw the episode and reminded me how it resonated with me in real life, too. He felt that Devika and Jaswir are similar in nature. I am lucky to have bagged this role.”

While Jaswir is enjoying the popularity from her role Anupamaa, her previous show Shakti is going off air a few days ago. She says, “It is sad when a show wraps up. I remember how I had spoken to Gouri Tonnk when I replaced her in the show. After Kamya Panjabi’s role, it was considered to be a strong role. Kamya and I have been friends for over 22 years and it was a beautiful journey of exploring each other’s talent and discussing scenes in the show. I thoroughly enjoyed playing Parmeet.”

When asked what keeps her going Jaswir replied, “I believe in sending positive vibes to the world. It is important to be strong, brave and look for good opportunities. I am open to doing web shows, but only if they don’t ask me to do intimate scenes or wear skimpy clothes. I am not comfortable with that. Otherwise, I am enjoying life with my daughter and husband, and look forward to new opportunities.”

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