Mumbai: Popular TV actress Ankita Lokhande, who plays a loving daughter-in-law in Zee TV`s ‘Pavitra Rishta’, threw a few tantrums when she was asked to essay a nasty scene for the show as she did not want to disappoint her fans.
"Archana is the epitome of everything an ideal Indian woman stands for. People have deep faith in her. Women look up to her, admire her, emulate her. I am not about to let thousands of my fans down by shooting a sequence where I am seen to be pushing my mother-in-law into a burning kitchen!" Ankita said when she read the screenplay of the scene, said a source.
The actress refused to shoot initially, but the director finally convinced her.
Though the upcoming developments in the show have been kept under wraps, sources reveal that as per the current track of the show, Nadkarni`s character Savita Tai has Alzheimer`s and so she is suffering from acute depression and has lost the will to live.
Therefore, Ankita`s character Archana will deliberately act in a way to instigate her mother-in-law to bounce back and react in her typical, loud and brash manner.