Mumbai, March 31: Actress Ragini Khanna, who plays a bubbly bahu Suhana in popular show `Sasural Genda Phool`, says she was on seventh heaven to get a chance to shake a leg with Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan during an award show.
Ragini was not only handed over a trophy but also got a chance to match steps with Hrithik during the Star Parivaar Awards in Macau recently. The actor is making his small screen debut with Star Plus show `Just Dance`.
“I remember, I had my board exams when `Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai` released. I managed to convince my housekeeper to come with me because I was so desperate watch the movie. Meeting him in person was like a dream come true,” Ragini told reporters.
The young TV star, who is also stepping into Bollywood with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s upcoming film `Teen Thay Bhai`, however, says she was not nervous to dance with the star, who is known to be one of the most accomplished dancers in the film industry.
“I was too happy to get excited. He also kissed me on the forhead and for me it was the freeze-frame moment,” she said, adding that she also enjoyed playing a Chinese girl during the recent award gala.
“I loved playing the part. It was great to get dressed up like that,” she added.
Ragini, who is the niece of actor Govinda, is happy to break the stereotypes with her role in the TV show, which has made her a household name but the young actress says there was a time when she struggled to land a saree-clad role.
“I am happy that I am part of an experimental show like that but there was a time during my days of struggle that I would pray to land a saree-clad girl`s role,” says Ragini, who plays a rich girl, who gets married into a middle-class family against her wishes.
Talking about her upcoming movie, which is all set to hit theatres mid-April, Ragini says she landed the part even before signing the serial.
“I gave audition and when I saw `Delhi-6`, I prayed that Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra to like my audition and it happened.
“Working with Om Puriji was the best part. I have seen him in all those serious roles but he is total opposite of what you see onscreen. He is a prakster and made me laugh a lot on the sets,” she added.