Director Ashish Shrivastav’s show ‘Tera Mera Saath Rahe’ highlights the relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law with many twists and turns on screen. Ashish has hired many actors from the popular ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’ show as he feels that it is much easier to work with experienced actors.
Ashish says, “Obviously, retaining old actors is helpful because they have their face value and a loyal fan base. Rupal Patelji, Giaa Manek, Mohammad Nazim, Vandana Vithlani ji are good actors and the audience enjoys seeing them on screen, so it helps to have the old cast. “
The director who has previously directed popular shows like ‘Shaadi Mubarak’, ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke’, ‘Piyaa Albela’ and ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’ continues to share that directing new and young actors is also a bit challenging.
“I have worked with Rupal ji on ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke.’ She is a very professional and fine artist, Giaa Manek is also very good. It’s a bit challenging directing new actors because we have to work hard on them. Sometimes we also have good raw actors who are talented, which helps the show give different perspectives. There is a big difference between working with established actors and young actors. We only need to inform established actors, but with young actors, we have to start from scratch. “
Commenting on the show’s story, he adds, “We’ve added a lot of flavor to make sure it feels like a new story with more entertainment value. At the same time, we have stayed in the realistic zone. I enjoyed filming and I think audiences will also enjoy watching the story. “
A director is called a ship’s captain. Do you have that authority in a fast-paced medium like television? And Ashish responds: “When we start a show, the channels, the actors and the producers trust the directors and that is why the directors make the settings so that at least 15 to 20 episodes are easily ready to relieve the pressure of the transmission. Once the show starts airing, we increase our speed of work and make sure we maintain quality. “
Ask him if he had to compromise at times in terms of meeting demand from producers or channels and Ashish responds: “Quality compromises happen on TV, but it depends on the situation. As if something is supposed to happen on a large scale, we do it in a smaller way so that the flow is not affected. Now, when the program budget is not high, producers try to maintain quality and sustainability. This happens because we invested more money in the first few days and we plan to run the program for three to four years, so there are times when growers run out of much money. But these days, growers have gotten smart when it comes to investing from day one. “
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