Sonakshi Batra says working in Udaariyaan feels dreamlike: Only after watching my first episode on TV did I realise how lucky I am

Sonakshi Batra has been in the industry for years now. Currently, she is a part of the hit show Udaariyaan that is being produced by Ravie Dubey and Sargun Mehta’s Dreamiyata Entertainment. The actor, who plays Naaz in it, talks about the show and her journey till now.

“It feels dreamlike [to be a part of Udaariyaan]. It all happened so rapidly that I didn’t have much time to digest it. I was called to Chandigarh for the mock shoot, and the shoot actually began the day after we shot the promo. Only after watching my first episode on television did I realise how lucky I am. The journey has been going great so far,” she says.

Sonakshi’s look has been appreciated and accepted by the audience. “The response around my performance has been positive. A few members of the audience have also seen me as Manya in Nima Denzongpa, and they are quite appreciative of the fact that I can represent the antagonist just as well as the protagonist,” she adds.

The actor gets along with all her co-actors. Reels and social media posts are quite loved. “We all get along well. Finding a group of people that is diverse yet shares many similarities is uncommon. We eat our meals together, talk about our worries, and share several laughs. There’s never a dull day with them,” she smiles.

Given the shoot location is in Chandigarh, Sonakshi, like many of her co-stars, is staying there. “I enjoy exploring new places. As for Chandigarh, the people are very kind, the food is excellent, I enjoy driving a lot here, and the air is clean. Being in Chandigarh is wonderful, and it’s also closer to my hometown, Delhi,” she says.

The actor shares that her family watches the show. “They absolutely love the fact that I am exploring a negative character and how well it’s going and they feel proud of me,” she adds.

Talking about her learning, she says, “Opportunities come knocking at our door when we least expect them. We must take the bull by the horns otherwise, you risk losing a wonderful opportunity. So, I learnt to be spontaneous.”