Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is going on for more than a decade. The viewers still don’t get bored of watching the show because of the intriguing storyline. The much-loved character of Naira died in the show giving way to Sirat played by the same actress Shivangi Joshi. Earlier, there were apprehensions of Shivangi acing the new role like the old one. However, Shivangi surprised us all by performing brilliantly. In her new role, she is a boxer and is certainly acing the role. As Naira, she was an ace dancer and as Sirat, she is a great boxer. Therefore, her new character, Shivangi Joshi has to learn boxing by putting in extra efforts after shooting hours.
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’s Shivangi Joshi Shares Challenges While Learning Boxing
Shivangi said, “This was my first tryst with boxing and I must tell you it requires a lot of physical and mental balance to do boxing. I train 2 hours each day post pack up under a boxing trainer. I realised that boxing also has a lot to do with mind presence and on spot calculations. One wrong move and you can get yourself hurt badly.”
Joshi also shared that playing a different role in the same show was also a challenge. Shivangi even had an emotional moment when she was told that Naira will die in the show. Playing Naira for good four-plus years made her attached to the character.
She said, “Honestly when I was just told that Naira will die in the show, I automatically had tears rolling down my cheeks and it is my mother who told me not to cry when I realised the tears. The emotions for Naira was that strong and repelling. Playing Naira for good 4 years plus and then to get into another character was surely a challenge. People loved Naira and our jodi Kaira with Mohsin. It was a big enough challenge for me to pull my new character Sirat off, but I guess people liked that as we had a decent rise in the TRPs as well, thanks to the makers and their great storyline.”