The undying love of a fan turns an artist into a celebrity. We have come across several stories of fans talking about their favorite star and their love for them. However, in contrast, &TV artists talk about their fans, who have showered them with immense love and appreciation. These include Aan Tiwari (Baal Shiv, Baal Shiv), Pawan Singh (Ramesh Prasad Mishra, Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai?), Yogesh Tripathi (Happu Singh, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan) and Shubhangi Atre (Angoori Bhabi, Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai).
Aan Tiwari (Baal Shiv, Baal Shiv) shares, “My character is loved a lot by the audience, but I feel extremely special when people address me as Baal Shiv in real life too. To have people around who look up to me as Baal Shiv is a unique feeling. One incident which will always be very special to me is when I went to Varanasi to celebrate Dev Deepawali. I went on the stage at Assi Ghat, and as soon as I chanted Har Har Mahadev, people in more than lakhs started chanting ‘Har-Har Mahadev’ repeatedly after me. It was a surreal experience. I am thankful to all my fans. It is the most special bond that I will cherish forever.”
Pawan Singh (Ramesh Prasad Mishra, Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai?) says, “When we started shooting for Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai? I did not expect my character to get so much admiration from the viewers. But I am lucky that the audience loves watching me on screen and the happiest moment for me is when fans come to meet us on set. One fan I particularly remember waited the entire afternoon to meet me as we were busy shooting. And the moment I saw him, he immediately came running to me and hugged me. I felt so nice. Knowing how much I like drinking tea and love snacking, they made special tea and homemade snacks. They were so humble and sweet. It made me feel as if I had known them for years. Such moments are truly extraordinary.”
Yogesh Tripathi (Happu Singh, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan) adds, “Fans are very important in the actor’s life as they are ones to make or break us. It is because of them that we are who we are today. Fans have their special ways of showing their love, and one such fan that I vividly remember is Manoj Sinha, a renowned cartoonist who drew a caricature of my character, Daroga Happu Singh! The caricature is my absolute favorite, and I have it framed and hung in my makeup room. Not just that, but I have received numerous paintings and sketches from other incredibly talented fans from across the country, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the love and appreciation.”
Shubhangi Atre (Angoori Bhabi, &TV’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai) adds, “Every artist thrives on the love they receive from the audience, and I am blessed to receive so much love from my fans. But one gesture that touched my heart and I felt truly honored was when I came across a lookalike goddess statue on social media. Many people had tagged me, pointing out how that idol looked like me. I was honestly quite emotional when I saw that picture. It was one of the most memorable moments to see someone going out of their way to show their love and affection to me. It truly made me feel very special. I will be forever indebted to the artist for this gesture.”
Tune in to watch “Baal Shiv”, “Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai”?, “Happu Ki Ultan Paltan” and “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai”, airing every Monday to Friday only on &TV!