Pallavi’s eventful work-and-leisure trip to Jaipur

From watching Badhaai Ho in Raj Mandir and visiting a temple in Samode to sampling chulhe ka khana – Pallavi is doing it all along with shooting for Gurinder Chadha’s British period drama

Actress Pallavi Sharda, who is currently shooting in and around Jaipur for Gurinder Chadha’s period drama, Beecham House, is making the best use of her free time. Walking in the fields, eating on a charpoy have made her Rajasthan visit memorable. The Begum Jaan actress even went to Raj Mandir cinema hall to watch Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Badhaai Ho. Pallavi tells us, “I explored the historical places as well, but what added more to my experience was a visit to Raj Mandir cinema hall, which is one of the most popular tourist spots of the city. I along with few other friends from the unit went to watch Badhaai Ho. Ayushmann is a great friend, so I wanted to watch the film and since it was being screened in Raj Mandir, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity. It was an incredible experience and I loved the interiors. It is such a well-planned and preserved single screen at a time when most of them are shutting down.” Pallavi, who is playing a Rajasthani princess in the show, adds, “The story is based back in 1795, when India was under the British rule. And I am playing a princess who was brave and courageous and stood for she what she believed was right.”

Pallavi walked in the fields and enjoyed eating on a charpoy

Pallavi walked in the fields and enjoyed eating on a charpoy

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Born and brought up in Australia, Pallavi says she is deeply rooted to her Indian values and traditions. During a shoot in Samode, when she got to know about the famous Veer Hanuman temple atop a hill, she climbed several flights of stairs to visit the temple. Says Pallavi, “It was such an experience for me to climb hundreds of steps to reach the temple at the hilltop. We hardly get such an opportunity and I was thrilled to go there. I sat there, recited Hanuman Chalisa and also meditated for a while in the meditation room. There was peace, and I felt very calm and serene. Reciting Hanuman Chalisa with my father has been a tradition in our family and it made me feel so happy.”

Pallavi Sharda is currently shooting in and around Jaipur for Gurinder Chadha’s period drama, Beecham House , and is making the best use of her free time

Pallavi Sharda is currently shooting in and around Jaipur for Gurinder Chadha’s period drama Beecham House

WALKING IN THE FIELDS AND SAMPLING CHULHE KA KHANA
She also visited a small village near Samode and even tried the food made by the villagers on the chulha. “I love everything that brings me closer to my roots. Visiting a village after the shoot was an amazing experience. Walking in the fields, relishing home-cooked food on an old charpoy and getting clicked with the women of the village made my experience completely memorable.”