Seems like ‘Chak De India’ fever is back on small screen! The young and fresh Mahima Makwana who is getting rave reviews for her fine portrayal of Rachna in Zee TV’s recently launched show, ‘ Sapne Suhane Ladakpan ke’ proved to be a great sport! For a particular scene, the young actress readily agreed to don a saree and play a difficult game like Hockey!
Said Rajesh Babbar, the director of Sapney Suhane ladakpan Ke, “ Hockey is our national game, yet it does not have a cult following like cricket does in India. The common notion amongst the youngsters is that it’s not a cool game like cricket or football. We consciously decided to focus on this game in our show so that somewhere our viewers, especially the younger generation, who reside in small towns get inspired by it. We have shown that Rachna is very passionate about the game and secretly nurses a deep longing to become a professional hockey player. To demonstrate her passion, we chose the occasion of her college farewell day when she is draped in her traditional finery but still could not resist the pull of going onto the field when she saw a bunch of girls practicing her beloved sport.”
A beaming Mahima said, “Since I am not a trained hockey player, I was very nervous before the shoot. It was very hot outside and I wanted to give the perfect shot in the first take itself. I watched ‘Chak De India’ twice back to back the night before the shoot to boost my morale, especially replayed the on ground hockey playing scenes to learn the basic movements so that I could give my shot convincingly. What made it tough was playing hockey in a saree…But, thank God! My saree was pinned up everywhere leaving no room for any wardrobe malfunction.”
Rachna, to say the least, your feat was commendable. It is not an easy task pulling off such a sequence with élan and that too with a smiling face. Way to go girl!
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