Actor Poonam dhillon He’s all set to reunite with his former colleagues Raj Babbar and Padmini Kolhapure in a new web series titled Dil Bekaraar, which will launch on Disney + Hotstar on November 26. The actress, who is very excited to play a central character on the web show, spoke about the project in an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com.
The Disney + Hotstar web show, directed by Habib Faisal, Dil bekaraar is an adaptation of Anuja ChauhanThe novel Those Faces Thakur Girls. The series also stars Sahher Bambba, Akshay Oberoi, Anjali Anand, and Sukhmani Sadana in key roles, among others.
Tell us about the Dil Bekraar series.
The show is done very meticulously. The characters are so easy to identify and adorable. We have a family at the heart of the show. We all have parents and siblings and other family members and this series has a very nice description of everything. And of course they have other things to do, which is a bit of journalism and political agendas covered by a journalist. It is a very complete entertainment package.
What made you say yes to the project?
I have a central character in the show and I got a really good producer and director and amazing co-stars. What else does one want?
There was nothing objectionable about the character. Not that there was any vulgarity or nudity. Everything was smooth sailing and perfect. So I am very happy to have taken on the project and I have loved it. I want the audience to love it now.
Poonam Dhillon and the title Dil Bekraar also have an old connection, from the 1985 film Teri Meherbaniyan with Jackie Shroff.
I play a mother who has five young daughters on the show. The girls hadn’t seen that song of mine. So on YouTube, I went and showed them. I said, look at this song with Jackie, and it’s a very melodious song.
This web series is also his reunion with Raj Babbar and Padmini Kolhapure. How was your experience working with them in this totally new medium?
The series is special to me because I have been working with my old castmates of many years, Raj Babbar and Padmini. I’m sure people are going to enjoy the level of comfort that Raj Babbar and I have. On sets, we quickly fell into the rhythm of old colleagues who are comfortable with each other. And at the same time, I must say that it has also evolved very well, as I told him: “Raj ji, you look better than you did before.” I think he has become very health conscious, he is careful what he eats, he does yoga and all that. So it looks really good.
Padmini’s character is so interesting in the series.
Dil Bekraar has a great star cast. Has being on set been a lot of fun?
We had so much fun, we all became a family on the sets. Also, I was surprised by the whole range of new talent, which was remarkable to me. Each of them really surprised me because they were full-fledged professionals.
They all knew what they had to do. They were in the characters, with their lines, with their costumes. So it was a pleasure working with everyone.
What audience should you expect from this web series?
This will be something you will see with your family. A very normal but very well crafted creation. And believe me, creating a normal family takes a lot of effort. I’m sure the audience will enjoy how natural the characters are.
Are there any characters that you still have on your wish list?
There are many, but I would love to play an evil stepmother. Mainly I have played the good and good character and it is good to do something different from your usual image or personality.