Rinku Karmarkar became popular after playing Chhaya in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. She is all set to play an authoritative Maharashtrian in Zee TV’s new show Yeh Vaada Raha after a break.
Tell us about your role in the new show.
Yeh Vaada Raha is a fast-paced, gripping drama. I play Kamlatai who is smart as well as authoritative. She is a loud person. It is a very powerful role.
Are you as authoritative as your character?
Not at all. I get angry like her but not to Kamlatai’s levels.
The promos show you as a widow too.
Yes, I have this navwari saree get-up for about seven to eight episodes after which I will be seen as a widow.
How did you prepare to get the right Marathi accent?
My husband (actor Kiran Karmnarkar) helped me with the dialect and pronunciation. I can understand the language but I am learning to speak it better. This role will be a challenge.
Your husband, Kiran, is choosy.
So am I. Both of us are very choosy. I have always thought of my roles as ‘What a comeback!’
You are still remembered as Chhaya from Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii.
My role of Renu bhabhi in Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha was as popular as Chhaya from Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii or Neetu from Swabhimaan. Now I am giving my best to this show.
You have had many small breaks in your career
I had taken a break during my pregnancy and then a forced break after Na Bole Tum...
How is your son?
Ishaan is 13 years old. I won’t force him to become an actor but I won’t stop him if he wants to.
Is there something you still want to learn?
I want to learn dancing. I took classes during my ‘forced break’.