EXCLUSIVE: Rhea Sharma opens up on Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, performing the PTSD scenes, the pressure of TRP

In an exclusive chat as they resume, we asked Rhea Sharma of Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke fame about her first day on set, how has the 'new normal' been treating her, performing scenes highlighting PTSD and the pressure of TRP. Read.
EXCLUSIVE: Rhea Sharma opens up on Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, performing the PTSD scenes, pressure of TRPEXCLUSIVE: Rhea Sharma opens up on Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, performing the PTSD scenes, pressure of TRP

Pushing her boundaries like never before is Rhea Sharma, who is currently seen playing the role of Mishti in the show Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke. The show currently focuses on Mishti aka Rhea undergoing post-traumatic stress disorder which involves a lot of emotionally taxing scenes. In an exclusive chat as they resume, we asked Rhea about her first day on set, how has the 'new normal' been treating her, performing scenes highlighting PTSD and the pressure of TRP. Excerpts:

How was your first day on sets post lockdown? How was the 'new normal'?

One the first day, each and every artist was briefed about the new normal on the set, what kind of precautions they will be taking, and many other things. Basically, they assured us that all safety measures being taken. The first day was very different for us because there were so many changes, right? We had to take care of having minimalistic contact with anyone, so we were trying to do whatever we can by ourselves, be it the touchup, the attempt is to manage it if possible on our own. We were happy to meet after so long. Of course, we are a little scared too, but also glad that the work has started. Anyway, they say, 'the show must go on.'

Right after the break, you have had to perform some really emotionally taxing scenes. What was your reaction when told of this new track?

I was very very excited because I had always wanted to do something like this because it is very challenging as well as exciting to perform. Each day I am getting to do something new and show this vulnerable side to Mishti which the audience has never seen before. As an actor, I had not played such a role before, so I was thrilled. Scenes where I am having a panic attack, or which triggers Mishti, we work a lot on it. My director Ashish Sir and I sit and discuss how can we bring the emotions out realistically and convincingly. I am hoping the audience likes it. 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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People are applauding you for your performance. Have you managed to look at the response you have been getting?

I am actually reading and following the trend online and very happy. It really motivates me, the kind of feedback I am getting on social media. It makes me feel happy that my performance is reaching people and tugging at people's hearts. It is not easy to make people feel the pain you are going through as a character and if I am able to do that, my work is done. My family was stunned and impressed with my performance. They are all seeing me do that for the first time.

Performing PTSD scenes can be very taxing. I try to do it with utmost honesty
Rhea Sharma

Such scenes can be a little taxing....?

It is very taxing actually (chuckles). Most of the time I am in that zone on the set. When other actors and I sit together during the break time or in between shots, I try and remain in the zone so I can be honest with my performance and be in that zone. So it is a little stressful because you have to become that person. 

While fans are obviously loving it, a few expressed concern and hoped the PTSD is represented sensitively...

In these times, mental health is as important as physical health and if someone is going through any illness whatsoever, they should seek help, just like any other illness. It is difficult to come out of it, as shown in the case of Mishti who is dealing with it. It can happen to anyone. I think the creatives, the writers are keeping that in mind. They will be handling it sensitively only, I am sure. 

I am sure the creatives and makers have the best interest in mind and will handle the issue of PTSD sensitively
Rhea Sharma

How is the synergy on set? Do you discuss everything with co-actors because it is a give and take relationship...?

Yes, we discuss all our scenes. With Meenakshi Ji (Rupal Patel), with Shaheer Sheikh, I think my director is always there for me. He is always supportive. It is something new for our show also as we have always been romancing so now we try to justify the performance and script. 

Are you feeling the pressure of TRP given that it's relaunched after an unprecedented 3-months break?

Honestly, yes. We all are little under pressure because three months is a long gap. To get back the audience, and love is again, it is almost like a new launch. So, everyone is working really hard. Let's see what the TRP comes.

What about the time slot revision. Are you happy?

To be honest, I was happy when I learnt our show is 9 PM but 10 PM was also a lucky slot. We are hoping it will work wonders for us.

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Anonymous 3 weeks ago

It's a great love and family oriented series I am watching since from first season in Disney hot star each dialogue touches mind and heart. all actors and actress playing their role very nicely, we can feel very deeply from heart. It is impressed me to Implement these policies in my life really getting very good thoughts to keep our life cool with our loved once. Misti and abir both my favorites they both acts realistically. I love this series keep going great full to writer and direct.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Excellent and natural performance by Rhea aka mishti your performance gives me goosebumps . Whish u gud luck for ur future .Lots of love mishti #keep rocking

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea & Shaheer you both are doing great job u both are nailed it. I m addict to YRHPK so much dat I don't miss single episode I watch all episodes again and again I wish in future u both do more shows together, u both look best together. YRHPK always Rock

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Article was really nice ♥️. Feeling proud I was Stan of such hardworking actress .she is gem

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea is doing a fab job...she is definitely maturing as an actor...wat i love about her acting or how she portrays her characters is no loud nonsense drama..loke some characters are such in the ahow and other shows as well..she is subtle, wise, and depicts emotions with such fine balance... i just wish writers do some justice to kuhu's character and journey now...tored of seeing her in loud, jealous, insecure of mishit traits... mishti tkaea everything from me... and tat dying for spot light traits

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

I know acting better than these actors and no one can stand win over me. And I'm also direct the story. So I never watch any serials and waste my time. If u ve talent then achieve something. Orelse our country become again under developed country. Bcoz of u all. U all watch and making them to get money and become rich and famous, think friends wt r u going to get?? Nothing.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

We all love u rhea...ur my fav...ur performance is just awesome...only u can portray mishti's role just beautifully and also,urs and shaheer's chemistry on screen is soo captivating to the viewers...ur show is my favourite...i wish u and shaheer continue to play abir and mishti's role as beautifully as now.....

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea is a blessing, many people suffer from PTSD and silently, like Mishti. So the scenes between Shaheer aka Abir and Mishti are heart wrenching because he is trying to help protect and save his love, that's not easy, as this disease is difficult sometimes to treat successfully. YRHPK has sone of the best actors in the business, to make these scenes happen and with sensitivity, well done team!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Interesting track, a very talented young actress with zero off screen drama makes for a good combination.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly good and mature performance by a young actor. She sure has a bright future if she is given the right opportunities. All the best to this young, talented charmer.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Apart from being a remarkable performer, she is so different from the glamour fixated current generation of actors. Hope she retains her uniqueness.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea's clear diction, subtle acting and positive persona is such a treat to watch.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

A much needed breath of fresh air in the ITV scenario, quiet, efficient and effective performer. Hope she has a rewarding career ahead as the potential is there.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

She is a great performer...it's hard to portray this onscreen...but #rheasharma is doing fabulous job ....she is mind-blowing

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Watching a serial after quite some time. Shaheer is a craze among the next generation in my family and for all the right reasons, great actor and the biggest star on ITV. Loving the current track and absolutely in love with this young bundle of talent. Hers is such an understated performance. She is still very young and has a long road ahead, may she utilize it wisely, may she get good, challenging roles and good directors and coactors who will help her realize her potential.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea u nailed it I love your scene i love a lot to u

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea Sharma you are so humble and you have great potential as an actor. May you reach new heights of success :-)

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

This is a very important issue which needs to be highlighted particularly in the difficult times we live in. So far they have dealt with it sensitively. Hope they continue to give for space to Shaheer and Rhea. They really complement each other as coactors. Rhea's unique personality sets her apart too. Keep shining, a rare actor among numerous stars. Her simplicity is her USP. Hope she never loses it.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea u r great performer I love ur acting so much

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea you are just nailing the character of Mishti..you are an outstanding performer... love you... keep shinning my girl..you are rocking

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea Sharma is a surprise package, a combination of natural flair for acting, grit and determination and a very low key personality. She is a refreshing change.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

I like her grounded nature, she's a very great actress..may she continue to shine and prosper in her career..such a cute lady.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea, you are just killing it!!! So natural and realistic performance. Stay safe and healthy

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Both Shaheer & Rhea are doing so well in the show...they deserve every award & appreciation this year :-)

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

RheaSharma u r doing grt job girl ..I love this track and my love for you is increasing day by day and u actually worth it

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

RheaSharma nailed it the character of Mishti

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

I hope she continues to spend less time on instagram and more time in honing her skills, like the actors of yesteryears. It will pay dividends as it has begun to already. Hope she keeps working hard.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Hope they keep it realistic but intense. Absolutely loving the intense scenes between Shaheer and Rhea. Hope the focus remains on these two exceptional actors. Rhea comes across as a very dignified person in public and a very hardworking actor. May she keep working hard and reaping the benefits...

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

This girl rhea sharma comes across as a very simple, sober n a kind person. always get a good vibe from her. All the best

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Realistically portrayed. She is keeping the balance right, not over doing it. Good going girl.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea has come a long way. She was always a natural in front of the camera but has gradually acquiring maturity as an actor. Congratulations to her!

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea is doing great

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea's growth as an actor has been commendable. I watch the show for Shaheer and her. May she keep growing as an actor. Also personally love her low profile nature.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

She should be happy because there has been genuine appreciation for her performance cutting across multiple fandoms, the hallmark of a good performer and a great performance. The girl deserves appreciation.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea is nailing it as far as her depiction of PTSD is concerned. It has been a very layered, subtle and nuanced performance so far. Great going girl, it seems the sky is the limit for this social media shy actor. May she keep shining.

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Rhea Sharma you are amazing love you so much ... I am literally speechless your performance has another level Ty for being our mishti I loved you as kanak too ....you are really a gem lots of love Ur fan #RheaSharma

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