My husband is supportive of my work: Anita Hassanandani

PTI| Updated: Dec 17, 2013, 13:47 PM IST

New Delhi: Newly married actress Anita Hassanandani is happy to have a supportive partner in Rohit Reddy, who pushes her to work hard.

Anita, who married this October, is making a comeback on TV after a gap of two years with new show `Yeh Hai Mohabbatein`.

"I haven`t taken a break after marriage. Just two days after my marriage I was in Chandigarh promoting my Punjabi film. All this has become possible because of my supportive husband. In fact, I will work more now. He is the one who always tell me to call back if I miss a call from work when I am at home. He is really pushy about my work," Anita said.

In the soap opera, Anita will be seen in a grey role of an ex-wife for the first time.

"It is an exciting role because as a performer the role was challenging for me. I have never done something of this sort. It`s slightly grey and selfish character. It is not an out-ant-out negative character. But after this role I am prepared for hate mails from my fans," she said.

The show is based on author Manju Kapur`s fifth novel `Custody` and is produced by Ekta Kapoor.

Having started her career as a protagonist in Ekta`s show `Kavyanjali`, Anita made her mark on small screen with her brilliant performances in TV honcho`s other shows `Kayamath`, `Kya Dill Mein Hai` among others.

"Ekta is known for taking out the best in me. I have always trusted her as per as my career is concerned. Working with Ekta is like home. When Ekta offered me `Yeh Hai Mohabbatein`, I asked her whether she is sure about it or not. She is like `definitely you can`.

"This character is absolutely opposite to what I have done in the past. From the day one I was in Ekta`s mind for this show," she said.

But for the actress, playing the character was a challenge for her because it was difficult to balance between being nasty and negative.

"It is difficult to portray grey characters because there is a very thin line between being nasty and slightly negative. This role is a change for me because it will give me a new image. As an actor you want to do something which audience don`t expect from you," she said.

Nothing has changed on the sets for Anita after two years. "When I came back to the sets, I felt I know everybody but only their positions have changed. It was a good feeling working again with Balaji telefilm. Everything has fallen into place very nicely."

Anita will be next seen in Ekta produced `Ragini MMS2`, where she will be portraying a gothic chic in the multi-starrer horror film.