The actor shares that the sets of Dhadkan… are so realistic that some parts definitely make one feel like they are in a real hospital. “The corridors, operating theatres, uniforms, reception area all give you that impression. The biggest difference is that you don’t get that hospital smell. Luckily that isn’t something we have to recreate,” he adds.
Unlike what some may think, Ashwin does not feel doctors were ever undervalued. “But they were definitely taken for granted. I think the pandemic has opened our eyes to how integral medical professionals are to all our lives and a lot more respect is being given to them and the job that they do now,” says the actor. A doctor is under a lot of pressure, and Ashwin now understands them much better. All thanks to the show.
Ask with whom does he bond on the set the most and Ashwin answers, “I get along with everyone on the sets of Dhadkan… We shoot serious scenes but are always laughing and joking in between takes. I thoroughly enjoy working with Additi Gupta ( Dr. Dipika Sinha) and Rohit Purohit (Dr. Vikrant Saxena). They are seasoned professionals and I also take the opportunity to learn from them as much as I can. I bond really well with Kaushik Chakravorty (Dr. PC). We are always arguing on camera but get on really well off-screen. The younger ones, Vidyut Xavier (Dr. Abhay Sathe), Raghav Dhir (Dr. Piroz Murgiwala), Alma Hussein (Dr. Sia Advani) and Nishant Singh (Dr. Wasim Ansari) are a breath of fresh air and I am always looking forward to seeing them.”