Debutante Sonia Rathee is ‘more than excited’ about her upcoming show, Broken But Beautiful 3. A story and love and heartbreak, with obsession and complicated emotions thrown in for good measure, the AltBalaji show returns this time with a new one cast – favorite Sidharth Shukla, who makes his first major appearance after stepping out of Bigg Boss’s house, with Sonia in tow.
Sonia is all set for the journey. “I’m amazed how many people liked our trailer. I just hope they like the show too, ”she said hours before the premiere of Broken But Beautiful 3. The Indo-American actor said in an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com that she was aware of her co’s popularity. star, but refrained from reading too much about him.
“He’s all over social media and we all know how much he is loved. But I really didn’t want to go in with a preconceived idea. I wanted to judge him myself, ”said Sonia, adding that it was great working with Sidharth.
“It was great and so much fun with him. There was never really a dull moment when Sidharth was around. He was always making fun of everyone, and I was such an easy target. He is an absolute favorite of everyone and I really enjoyed shooting with him, ”said Sonia Rathee.
The winner of the Bigg Boss 13 will also make his digital debut with the show. From the moment the first look of his character, Agastya Rao was revealed, fans were enraged. However, there is one section that wanted Sidharth and Shehnaaz Gill to star. But as for Sonia, the actor shared that she is overwhelmed by the way his fans welcomed her: “I’ve gotten such great feedback. I’m just blown away to have such an audience. To be honest, I didn’t expect so many people to show so much love. I’m just too grateful for it. “
Interestingly, the actor revealed that she feels like she’s manifested Broken But Beautiful 3 in her life. Anuja Joshi, her brother Ankur Rathee’s fiancé, was part of the second season (Debbie), and Sonia had accompanied her to a photo shoot for the show. ‘I had just moved to India and watched her. I was so impressed that I wish I could get such a project too. I think I’ve manifested it fully, ”she shared with a smile.
However, it was Rumi’s character that made the young actor say yes. After going through three rounds of audition, when she started to discover more about the role, she wanted to do it. ‘Rumi is a twenty-year-old girl who is still figuring out life. She’s like most of us and what I really liked about her was her spunkiness. Nobody dares to tell her anything. She’s also very emotional, but the show charted her journey beautifully as she grows up. “
The first two seasons of the web series starred Harleen Sethi and Vikrant Massey, and were loved by everyone. However, she says she didn’t feel any pressure.
“While filming I knew it was a very different project than what was done, so I didn’t feel like it. I had blocked for the past few seasons and I am grateful that no one has made a comparison. But now that people are asking, yes, maybe there is pressure, ”she said.
Finally, Sonia said that anything that ‘breaks’ leaves something ‘beautiful’. ‘We all go through heartbreaks, we all get our faith broken. However, every experience teaches us something and gives us the opportunity to grow. “
From May 29, Broken But Beautiful 3 will be streamed on ALTBalaji and later on MXPlayer.