"I am not nervous because I have a fabulous actor opposite me. Ashish is amazing and I think I will learn so much from him. It is a very good feeling. It is very rare when you feel you will get to learn from somebody else. When there are two people good at their work in a scene, it can't go wrong," Sanaya told IANS during launch of "Rangrasiya" here Thursday.
The new fiction is based on an intense love story between a village girl named Paro, played by her and a Bharat Suraksha Dal officer Rudra portrayed by Ashish.
The actress, who has been part of shows like "Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?" that are based on love and hate relationship between protagonists, says her new show has that element but are not similar in any other way.
"Love and hate was there in another show of mine as well. But this character is different from what that character was. The story is completely different and so is Paro. It's not something that I've done before," she said.
Sanaya says unlike the bubbly roles that she has done in the past, this one is about a village girl, who is not strong right now but with time one can see lots of shades to her character Paro.
Shot in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer as well, the TV star with a thin frame faced lots of difficulties.
"Outdoor is always difficult. Firstly you wake up at odd hours like 4 in the morning. Then make-up. We shot for few days in Jaisalmer and it was hectic. It was very hot. My make-up would melt seven minutes from the time I stepped out from van and in Rajasthan there is hardly any
shade, so can't run away from sun. That was harsh but fun," said Sanaya.
She says she also lost weight while shooting in the desert area.
"I got burnt in the sun and lost a lot of weight. I have lost four kgs while shooting here. I was made to run over and over again on the sand and that is not easy.
"I was told to run fast, but you can't do that when the sand is sinking. And then I got angry because after all that running they showed it in slow motion," said the actress, who briefly appeared in superstar Aamir Khan and Kajol starrer-"Fanaa" in 2006.
After putting so much effort in the show, produced by Abhinav Shukla and Saurabh Tewari of Nautanki Films, she has high expectations from it.
"I will be shocked if this doesn't work out. Not because my career is going somewhere. I believe an actor is an actor whether you are in a flop or hit film, it doesn't matter. We have put in so much hard-work.
"Saurabh has done it on such a large scale. It's absolutely brilliant, the story is amazing and everything is right," she said.
"Rangrasiya" will be aired from Dec 30 onwards on Colors.
--IANS (Posted on 20-12-2013)