It was my childhood dream to be a pilot: Tulip Joshi

New Delhi: In her debut TV show `Airlines`, Bollywood actress Tulip Joshi is donning the role of a pilot and she says she has finally fulfilled her childhood dream of being a part of the aviation industry.

"I always wanted to become a pilot. That`s why I took up science in college. It was my childhood dream. So, for me it`s a dream come true moment to be part of this show. I got to fulfil my childhood dream," Tulip told reporters at the launch of the show here.

The Delhi-set show is the journey of First Officer Ananya Rawat, played by Joshi, who tries to find her feet in the male-dominated aviation industry.

The 34-year-old actress said she did a lot of research about pilots and the aviation industry while preparing for the role.

"I could not do any such real-life training but I did research a lot on the internet, especially the body language because that is the most important aspect," she said.

Joshi, who has starred in films like `Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai?, `Matrubhoomi`, `Dhokha` among others, said she had no hesitations about doing a TV show because the medium does not matter to her.

"For me the most important thing is role and the concept... Medium is not important. It is the same camera. When I was offered the script, I found the role to be interesting and challenging. I got a very positive vibe about the show and so I took it up," the actress said, adding she has two film projects in the pipeline which she will begin shooting from next year.

`Airlines` also features VJ-turned-actor Yudhishthir, who plays the role of Captain Akash, Joshi`s co-pilot on the flight. The show, which has been written and conceptualised by `Kahaani` fame writer Advaita Kala, is a weekly and will air from August 24.

"The production of the show is very elaborate. So we could not make it a daily," Nikhil Madhok, Sr VP of the channel said.

The show has been produced by Miditech, who have previously made Air Force-based show `Sara Akash`.

"We have roped in pilots to train the actors, shot in real airports in order to maintain the authenticity of the show. A special set modelled on Boeing 370 has also been created. We have also collaborated with Pixion for high-end VFX for the show," Nikhil Alva from Miditech said.

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