Actor Shubhangi Atre has become a household name ever since she took on the character of Angoori Bhabhi in producers Binaifer Kohli and Sanjay Kohli’s popular comedy show Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai! The actress’s disarming charm has got everyone looking forward to seeing her on their television sets every day. Shubhangi has been part of the television industry for over a decade and has seen many changes come into the industry for good. However, one of the changes stands out when she has to point out how the Indian television industry has evolved over the years.
“I think the television industry has become a lot organised. Earlier there used too many erratic shoots, and schedules which were day and night long. Things have become better in terms of timings. Another thing is that there is a lot of work for actors. Ever since OTT platform has come things have changed and there is more stories to tell, more viewership and actors are getting plenty of interesting roles and work in general,” says the actor, who goes on to add, “I think content-wise we need to improve but otherwise there have been many good changes.”
Shubhangi has been playing the character of Angoori Bhabhi for almost four years now. What makes it better for her is that she connects with it at a personal level.
“Angoori is such an innocent person. Her biggest USP is her simplicity and innocence and that is why I relate to her so much. She is also very homely in nature and I believe I too, to a certain extent am like that. The only difference is that I am a working woman but her innocence and simplicity is very fascinating and I believe even the audience like that a lot. I think 60 percent of Angoori is me because your face is the mirror of the character. It was very important that this character is innocent. I am the youngest in my family so, people treat me like a kid even today. So, I think even today I have a bit of childishness in me and that has helped me a lot with the character of Angoori,” she says.
The talented actress is also in praise of her co-stars Aasif Sheikh and Rohitashv Goud, who play the characters of Vibhuti Narayan and Manmohan Tiwari, respectively.
“Both of them are great co-actors. Aasif ji pampers all of us and spoils us a lot. He is a wonderful co-actor and he shoots with so much ease and fun. My rapport with Aasif ji is so much fun because we can discuss any topic under the sun. He has so much experience that I get to learn a lot. Rohit ji is a thorough gentleman and is often in his own world. He is very polite, humble and keeps everyone happy. He can never upset anyone in this world. So, I am really blessed to have Aasif ji and Rohit ji as my co-stars,” she says.
Not just her co-stars, Shubhangi is all in praise of her producers Binaifer and Sanjay Kohli too. “Working with Binaifer and Sanjay Kohli has been a wonderful experience. They know what they are doing and that reflects in the storyline too. It has been a great journey so far. We shoot with so much ease and comfort,” concludes the actress.