Veteran actress Himani Shivpuri is currently playing the adorable Katori Amma in Binaiferr and Sanjay Kohli’s popular show Happu Ki Ultan Paltan on & TV is delighted to resume her shoot after one and a half months. The show is currently shooting in Gujarat. When asked, she says, ”It’s always great to be back on set. The set of Happu is always a family away from family. The shooting arrangements are extremely comfortable, we have been staying in a five-star hotel. Compared to the other stories I am hearing my friends who are shooting we are very comfortable. The food and the other facilities are excellent and we are safe and shooting in a secured atmosphere. The bio-bubble system is strictly being monitored and everything is available inside the hotel. The greenery outside and the Tapi river is definitely giving us a great working atmosphere. Sanjay and Binaiferr Kohli have ensured the best arrangement for the unit and the arrangements are fantastic. We are all at a luxurious place. This producer duo pampers actors”.
Himani thinks that the character of Katori Amma is very special to her as she has been portraying the role for quite a while now and has received some great warm feedback.
She says, ”Initially I was not keen on doing a daily soap but when I took up the role I got to know the different layers of the role. The creative team of the show is doing a great job. Amma is a mother, a mother-in-law, wife, grandmother so many shades and at times I have been given various look which is a great feeling for an artist.”
Speaking about her working experience under COVID19 guidelines Himani says, ”The situation is scary but all we can do is following the guidelines and trying to be as normal as possible.”
Himani has a career span of 37 years and the actress thinks that nothing is permanent. She says, ”Name, fame and money — nothing is permanent. Make the most of it today. Especially in this COVID time, life is very unpredictable so celebrate every day.”
Himani is also keen on doing web series as she is aware of the massive growth in the OTT content. She was part of one series called Home and she has thoroughly enjoyed her creative space in the series.