Talented actress Smiriti Kalra has always been quite choosy when it comes to her selecting characters. Whether it was her debut show Karol Bagh or Suvreen Guggal or Itti Si Khushi, she always took her time before giving a nod to star in any project.

But Smiriti’s latest venture, Dil Sambhal Ja Zara, was different. When the actress appeared for an audition for the role of female lead, she knew only she could play the character.

When asked about how did she come about being a part of the show, Smiriti says,”When I went for the audition, I knew only I can do this role. Every character in the show has grey shades and is very real and the story is very complex. My character Ahana is in her twenties and she is intelligent, determined and beautiful and mysterious. At the same time, she is unapproachable and there is a certain mystery around her personality. Especially her eyes speak a lot and have a lot of pain. She knows what she wants in life. And she is in touch with her wrong emotions.”

Smriti further adds,”The show is being produced by Jyoti Sagar and Siddharth Sengupta. Siddharth has directed shows like Balika Vadhu and Gulaal and I always wanted to work with him.”

The actress dons a different look for her character of Ahana. She adds,” In earlier shows, I used very less makeup but this role demanded glamorous avatar.I am sporting a Bohemian look in the show. Ahana’s childhood was not great as she has seen a lot and had a disturbed life. A lot of boots with western clothes will be my attire. My hair has a different style, it’s wild and unkept. I have also cut my hair a bit. In nutshell my look is glamorous and the audience has never seen me in this avatar before.” But does the absence from television scare Smiriti? “No, never I am a person who has been never insecure for anything. I may not be able to earn a lot of money in my life, but I want to earn respect which will last forever”

Dil Sambhal Ja Zara also stars Nikki Walia and Sanjay Kapoor. It airs on Star Plus.