Though she has played many impactful roles in her career, she can be easily recognised as Monisha Sarabhai from the famous sitcom 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai'. But since she stepped into the shoes of a strong-willed homemaker Anupamaa in the popular TV show of the same name, Rupali Ganguly has once again become a household name and is everyone's Anupamaa now.
With shows like 'Sanjivani', 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii', and 'Parvarrish - Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi', to her credit, the actress shared that she has taken motivation from her idol and late actress Sridevi for some of her roles. ALSO READ : Anupamaa’s Rupali Ganguly On Getting COVID-19: 'Mujhe Dawai Khaana Pasand Nahi Hai'- EXCLUSIVE
She said that a lot of people have told her that she looks very similar to Sridevi in her current show, and added, "I feel so overwhelmed because she has been an idol, she is someone whom we have grown up watching, I have watched all her films 25-30 times. I have seen her movies like 'Mr. India', 'ChaalBaaz', 'Chandni', 'Lamhe', etc, at least 8-10 times in theatres. I am just so obsessed with Sridevi and I feel if you consider someone your idol a little bit of their mannerism reflects in your behaviour too." ALSO READ : Rupali Ganguly On Getting Very Busy With The TRP Topping Show Anupamaa: I Don’t Even Have Time For My Husband And Son - EXCLUSIVE
Talking about taking inspiration from Sridevi's film, she said, "I have seen all her movies so many times. Like for 'Sanjivani', 'Ladla' was my reference point, for 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai', 'Chaalbaaz' was my reference point. But for 'Anupamaa' it has been my father's (Anil Ganguly) 'Kora Kagaz'"
Though Rupali has been a part of her father's films who was a renowned director has directed films like 'Saaheb', 'Mera Yaar Mera Dushman' and 'Angaara', she was also seen with Govinda in 'Do Ankhen Barah Hath'. Replying why she didn't take up more Bollywood offers Rupali said, "Actually when you see the film industry with your father, it's completely different, and when you go out to ask for work, it is very different. So I never thought about it," Rupali concluded.
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