GettyLaura Ingraham at the 2016 Republican National Convention. What are some of your best fan moments? It's just so liberating because she's the opposite of who I am in real life. I was still in my shy phase back in university. I try to make Varshita a little goofy in delivery to keep it light but overall, I've truly grown to love this character. How did this decision to create a spin-off of Auntie Boss come about? What do you enjoy most about playing the lead role? This poison has been ingrained into our culture to such an extent that some Indians consider it normal. Eve: Definitely the interaction with the listeners. The two have been sharing photos of their romantic escapade on social media.
In your opinion, what is the secret of pulling off a good role? I'm very much an introvert and confrontations upset me for days. P: You are one of the brand ambassadors for Store 66. After meeting her parents, we get to understand why Varshita is so crazy. P: Your Store 66 photos are to die for. We're definitely headed in the right direction in terms of showing we too can provide good quality, entertaining content to Africa and the world. This is the first show in Kenya where we really delve into the challenges and realities of interracial dating.
Broadcasters have such low budgets. Adelle Onyango has long been the voice of rape victims in Kenya. The two were exchanging stories about their experiences with househelps and the idea of having a sitcom centred around them popped up. The Friday afternoon classes, especially the ones that ended at 6pm. Running Moonbeam Productions with Lucy Mwangi for the past seven years has been so fulfilling.
I can just let out any pent-up frustration daily on set! Some people would blame Varshita's choice to marry an African man as childish 'rebellion' which I find very small-minded. At 6am, half asleep and grumpy, we would catch those big dusty manyangas back to the stage near the hostel. It took me longer to get past the attack this way. I used to go to the club wearing Tommy Hilfiger boxers under my jeans, which were worn a little low so you could see the elastic band and a short tank top, complete with a Hilfiger sweat shirt tied around my waist. What is Virshita paid per episode? We have spent years sweeping racial and cultural bias under the carpet. Varshita represents a new generation of Africans and Indians who are actively rejecting this backward way of thinking. For now I'm focusing on Varshita, though Lucy Mwangi and I are hoping to make time to revive our travel show Travel Diaries next year, fingers crossed.
Secondly, in your head, you need to think, feel and breathe your character. P: Do you plan on taking up some more acting roles? Not to mention the strict quality control which ensures that we all up our game. P: What do you miss most about radio since you left? She reveals that the rape incident has made her to very cautious about love. We would dance the entire night and have only one drink because that was all we could afford. Terrible of me, but I honestly prefer being under the radar.
Lucy kept saying we need a whole different show to explore Varshita as a character. This can be on account of the corner corner deals that elevate them to unimaginable heights of immense wealth amidst staggering poverty. Should we expect to hear you on radio again? If discrimination was bad enough within Indians you can imagine how deep it can run when you bring race into play. However, a month ago I finally decided to exercise more and joined a Bikram yoga class. Bachelor of Education in English and English Literature.
What was your dating experience in college? Varshita is a character designed to be an absolute villain. We were both in the same place mentally, ready to risk it all and take a leap of faith. Auntie Boss Budget The actress has lamented on the low budget they are offered by broadcasters who expect them to do a good job. Maqbul Mohammed is just amazing. You understand better how her upbringing affected her, made her somewhat crazy and obsessed with getting love and attention. By the time I was quitting, coming to work was a struggle. Other than you and Maqbul, which characters from the original show are we going to see in Varshita? I love being able to speak with no filter, do and say whatever I want, and have no apologies for it.
Plus as the lead in the show, I was mostly on set six days a week, 14 hours a day for over three months. It's the right time for this kind of content. If you could go back to college, what would you do differently? The focus is still on Varshita and her unhealthy relationship with Don, but now we see their backstory. I was in a relationship with my ex-boyfriend in Mombasa from the age of 16 and all through university. She comes as abrasive, loud and a troubled wife who wants things done according to her dictates.
My body and mind had never experienced such fatigue before, I broke down and cried quite a few times. I'll be candid, dark-skinned people of my country of origin, India, have always been looked down upon as inferior. The hottest guy in campus was. ProudTexan Love my hubby dineshdsouza. Despite their cultural differences, there are some surprising similarities between the two families. We were both in the same place mentally, ready to risk it all and take a leap of faith.
I also love Nice Wanjeri who plays Shiro on Auntie Boss. Skin colour is one of the defining factors in their social caste system. How is Varshita different from Auntie Boss? Why is interracial dating an important story to tell? The experience made Eve to become very wary of men, she stayed single for more than 13 years after the rape ordeal. There was a bit of in-house politics that sucked out all the fun of being on radio. The Varshita actress opened up about the shocking incident in a recent interview with Nation. So, we filmed a short pilot called The Donovans, luckily M-Net saw something in it they liked.