The variety of shows presented by Sony Entertainment Television has always managed to pique the interest of viewers and hits the right chord with the viewers. One of them is the slice of life drama, Jagannath aur Purvi Ki ‘Dosti Anokhi,’ which has successfully generated a lot of excitement among audiences since its very first episode. With its heartwarming narrative, the show gives a fresh perspective towards the precious relationships we hold sacred in our lives. The slice of life drama takes the viewers on beautiful journey of an elderly gentlemen, Jagannath Mishra (played by Rajendra Gupta) finding his lost sense of life’s purpose through a young stranger-turned-friend Purvi (played by Ismeet Kohli). As they juggle through different worldviews and experiences to forge a sweet and iron-clad camaraderie, the show brings forth the nuanced facades of human emotions. Spicing up the drama further and adding tons of obstacles between Jagannath and Purvi is actor Palak Jain who portrays the character of Isha, Deepa’s daughter and Jagannath and Kusum’s grand-daughter.
Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Palak is a popular television face who has charmed her way in the audience hearts with her acting skills. Essaying the role of fun loving and grounded girl Isha, Palak shares her excitement saying, “I have always wanted to work with Sony Entertainment Television because of the relatable content they offer to their viewers; I truly admire this. It was on my bucket list from the time I started acting. Now I feel I can finally tick that off, as I am stepping into the shoes of Isha! Similarly, Dosti Anokhi has one of the most beautiful and unique storylines and being a part of it is no less than a golden opportunity. My character Isha is a typical modern south Delhi girl but at the same time she is also deeply rooted in her family values from Banaras which gives a desi touch to her personality. Due to her parents’ separation at a very young age, she craves for love and warmth. So, whenever she is with her nanu and nani, she feels that love and is very much attached to them. On noticing the attention being diverted to Purvi, Isha gets very insecure and hence starts creating new twists and turns in Purvi’s life.”
Further talking about her off-screen chemistry with the star cast, Palak says, “The whole team of Dosti Anokhi is very warm and welcoming. Since day one, it never felt like I was new to the set or anything, each and everyone in the unit is very supportive and helpful. Especially working with Rajendra ji has been wonderful. He reminds me of my bade papa. The bond Isha and Nanu share is very similar to me and my bade papa in real life, so everything feels effortless when I do a scene with him. On the other hand, I learn a lot from just observing Susmita ji. She is a flawless actor and there is a lot to learn from them. I have great fun with Sahil and Ishmeet as well. We talk about anything and everything which helps us in making memories off-camera.”