EXCLUSIVE: Rubina Dilaik on returning to Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki: It’s my way of paying back
Rubina Dilaik rose to fame with Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki where she played the role of a transgender Saumya. The actress took a sabbatical from the show recently and was seen inside the Bigg Boss 14 house. Post this, she returns to the show with the equal fun fare. In a candid chat, we asked Rubina how was it to be back on home turf and if she had any apprehensions given that TV is usually a medium looked down upon even today.
Opening up on being back to Shakti, Rubina Dilaik told Bubble, “It is like a homecoming. I have spent. I have spent 4 years, I have given my life to the show and it just feels like coming back home. As I mentioned earlier, the success story is all about people coming together. After winning Bigg Boss, I remember I had this meeting with Rashami Ma’am, and she said that I was skeptical if you would accept coming back because, after BB, a lot of people want to take a break from TV and not want to come back.”
“That’s when I realized ‘is that the case?’ My second life in my career after Choti Bahu has been Shakti and if today, the show is wanting me back, it becomes my moral responsibility to be back and this is my way of paying back. We all need each other. That was the intention,” Rubina Dilaik added.
Check out the first promo of Rubina Dilaik returning to Shakti here:
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When asked if she had apprehensions because this was a show she quit in 2020 February. Rubina said, “I have never had an iota of doubt because I am a person who works on instincts and I had a great feeling about connecting back to the show again. It does not matter to me where I am or what I become, I will never look down upon TV. TV is the place where I rose to fame, TV has been my home. I would rather be the person who dissolves the line between TV, the web, and films. It has been in the industry that TV is a lesser medium but I hope it changes. That’s the conventional way of thinking but if you know me, my career has been defined by unconventional choices.”