Hema Singh, who in her latest serial is playing the character of a chatpati saas in the recently launched show “Kairi” on Colors, is actually a professor of acting and speech in National School of Drama, Delhi.
Hema Singh had to take 2 year leave from her work for this project and also extensive research was done for selection of an appropriate language, finally zeroing on Awadhi dialect due to its sweetness.
Being born and brought up in the Model house area of Lucknow, she is the daughter of famous Hindi poet Raghuvir Sahay and hence it was not difficult for her to grasp the Awadhi culture as she was already attuned to it.
When asked whether she found any changes in that city, she remarked that the city has in fact become more beautiful with wide roads and parks resembling the stupas. Also there is more awareness in the people about the things around them.