Roshni Walia Exclusive Interview: “No One Would Have Seen A Show Like “Tara From Satara” Ever Before”

Mohnish Singh |Aug 24, 2019

Roshni Walia talks to STARBIZ about her new show "Tara From Satara", what led her to sign it and how is it different from other shows. The show airs on Sony Entertainment Television.

Teen actress Roshni Walia started her acting career at a very young age. After appearing in several advertisements for leading brands, she ventured into television and made her acting debut with the Life Ok show Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki. Later she bagged a prominent part in Sony Entertainment Television’s Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap. Roshni Walia essayed the character of Maharani Ajabde on the historical show and became a household name.

Roshni Walia returns to Sony Entertainment Television once again with their new show Tara From Satara. Produced by Frames Production and Idea Track Private Limited, the show features Roshni Walia in the lead role of Tara Mane. The show premiered on the network on 19th August and received good responses from the audience.

At the launch of Tara From Satara in Mumbai, STARBIZ correspondent Mohnish Singh met Roshni Walia, who looked completely unrecognizable in the get-up of her character. In this interview, the teen actress talks in detail about what led her to sign the show, how is it different from other shows on Indian television and in what ways she relates to her on-screen character. Roshni Walia also talks about the star of her life. Excerpts...

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What was your first reaction when the makers of the show approached you to be a part of the show?

First all of all, I wanted to read the story of the show. I wanted to know what the show was trying to say. There are a number of shows which start off on some other note but as the storyline progresses, they end up becoming something else. So, first of all, I read the script of the show. After reading it, I realized the show was meant for me. I immediately thought that I would have to do it. It is a very different and layered character. Though Tara is one person, she has different shades, which is quite interesting. I am getting to learn a lot from the show, especially dance. Tara From Satara also gives me an opportunity to tell people that television can also offer such brilliant shows.

Tara From Satara seems to have a lot for the youngsters also, right?

I have friends who keep telling me that all television shows are the same. They show similar things. Through this show, I want to tell them that what they feel is not right. Television also offers variety. Children of my age, who do not watch shows on television and devote most of their time-consuming content on OTT platform, I want them to watch Tara From Satara because it offers something new and so relatable in our day to day lives.

How similar or different are Tara and Roshni Walia from each other?

The meaning of my real name and the on-screen name is the same. Even my mom keeps calling me Tara-Roshni. Both are connected in more ways than one. In my childhood, people used to tell me that I would shine like a star one day. Tara receives the same kind of compliments from people around her. While growing up, even I did know that I had talent. It is the same for Tara. So I relate a lot to the character of Tara that I play on the show.

What makes Tara From Sitara a different show?

I think that no one would have seen a show like Tara From Sitara ever before. This is the first show which has blended both fiction and non-fiction. Apart from our own set, we will be shooting on the sets of Super Dancer as well. We will be shooting there for 4-5 days a month.

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Your show talks about various issues, including child education. Parents are always worried out their children’s education. How does this show tackle the subject?

You are right! I know what all children who fail in their studies go through. I have experienced it myself because even I have performed poorly in studies at times. It will tackle all issues in a funny way. We wanted to add fun to everything that we do on the show. Tara makes a lot of mistakes. But she also learns from those mistakes.

How do you juggle your career and studies?

I am still studying. But, at the same time, I know what I want to do professionally. I always wanted to be an actress. Since my childhood, I knew what I wanted to be and that is exactly what I am doing now. For me, waking up every morning and going to sets and act is also a kind of education. Let’s be very honest, whatever you learnt in your school, you may not remember all of it forever. But what you learn in life from real experiences is going to be more helpful.

Tara means star in English. So tell us who is the star of your life?

The star of my life is Shero, my dog. He is my baby, my son, my everything in life. It is he who makes me happy every day. He motivates me every day. He wakes me up every day so that I can go for the shoot on time. So my life’s star is Shero.

Do you have any message for your fans?

I just want to say that do watch my new show Tara From Satara on Sony TV. We all have worked really hard on it, so do watch it.

Produced by Ranjeet Thakur and Hemant Ruprell, Tara From Satara premiered on 19th August on Sony Entertainment Television. The show airs from Monday to Thursday at 10:00 PM.


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