Celesti Bairagey can’t thank social media sufficient because it helped her bag Star Plus present as a lead. The actor, who performs the titular position in Udti Ka Naam Rajjo, was noticed by the makers on Instagram when she posted a reel mouthing Alia Bhatt’s dialogue from Gangubai Kathiawadi. And earlier than she knew it, Celesti was capturing in Manali for the present. The younger star from Assam says that her life modified in simply three months. In a chat with indianexpress.com, she mentioned that whereas she is nervous concerning the end result, there’s additionally a way of duty given she has been receiving a lot love from all quarters.
She additionally shared a heartwarming story about her grandfather, who has been within the hospital owing to unwell well being. Stating that her household has at all times been supportive of her selections, Celesti mentioned, “Even when it came to shifting to Mumbai, they were all so cool. My grandfather is in the hospital, and my granny called me to say how he summons all the nurses to his room to show my promos. When you know you have so much love backing you, it gives me more power and strength to do well.”
Given she is but to purchase a tv set herself, the actor recalled the primary time her promo hit screens. “I got a message on Instagram that the trailer is looking amazing. I wanted to desperately see it but had no means. So I rushed to the electronic shop below my building and asked the store manager to put on Star Plus. It was just magical to see my promo playing on so many television sets at that time. It’s a feeling I still cannot put in words,” Celesti mentioned, getting all emotional.
As readers would know, Celesti Baigarey’s video as Alia Bhatt had gone viral earlier this yr. She revealed that the makers reached out to her on social media after watching the clip. Whereas initially she shrugged it off considering it to be a pretend casting name, however she took it significantly after getting a name from the inventive head.
“They asked me to shoot a monologue for the audition, and even sent me some sample videos. I was taken aback by how wonderful the other girls were. They shot in proper look and created a suitable vibe while I just shot my video in my room. However, luck favoured me and I was called for a mock shoot in Mumbai,” she remembered, including that she was nervous as she hadn’t instructed her mother and father something concerning the audition.
“When my father came home that day, I told him and in just a moment, they both were like chalo (let’s go). For them, it was a no-brainer, given it’s such a big project. I landed in Mumbai, did a couple of mock shoots, and started shooting soon after. Honestly, when I look back, it still feels like a dream,” Celesti added.
Whereas she enjoys her personal fan following, there are various who nonetheless tag her as ‘Alia Bhatt’s lookalike’. On being requested if she is okay with being the Bollywood star’s doppelganger, Celesti mentioned, “Honestly, that tag is just an online fad. In real life, my friends, family or now even on the set, nobody tells me that. Hence it never bothers me. I must also add that I really admire Alia and take inspiration from her career. What a fantastic graph she has and I also find her very pretty. So if someone does see any resemblance, I take that as a compliment. I also hope I manage to have as successful career as hers one day. Now, once the show starts airing, people will call me Rajjo, so I am looking forward to that.”
When a paparazzo account had launched Celesti as a doppelganger, the present’s producer Mukta Dhond had fought again within the remark part saying she forged her due to her expertise and never of her resemblance to Alia. Sharing that she was overwhelmed to see her producer’s remark, the actor mentioned that she is grateful for the crew, that’s not making an attempt to painting her as one other Alia Bhatt.
“Now with make-up, they could have made me look like her. But they are not pitching me as Alia. The character and look is so different than what she has ever done. This show is about me and Rajjo and has no connection. Yes, she did cast me because she saw me in that video but Mukta ma’am keeps telling me to not let all this affect me. She told me that I cast you because of my performance and hard work. I was touched to see her speaking up for me but now I think we’ll just let it be. We cannot fight everyone’s thoughts. And once they do see me as Rajjo, the idea will definitely break,” Celesti concluded.
Additionally starring Rajveer Singh, Udti Ka Naam Rajjo airs Monday-Saturday, 7 pm on Star Plus.