Naamkarann couple Aditi Rathore and Zain Imam: We share a special chocolate bond
With a 10-year leap benefiting their show, Naamkarann, Aditi and Zain discuss their chemistry that's as sweet as the delicacy they relish
Imam and Rathore in a still from the show
How do the two of you manage to look so in love?
Aditi Rathore: There's no fixed pattern to 'creating chemistry'. Sometimes, we discuss the scene before shooting it. On other occasions, we go with the flow.
Zain Imam: Before the shot, the director explains the scene to us, apart from chronicling the emotion and intensity he wants us to portray. Then we give our inputs, and improvise. As the character grows on you, it becomes easier to execute scenes.
Who broke the ice when you first met on set?
Aditi: Our first meeting on the set happened with Bhatt sir [Mahesh Bhatt, producer]. Initially, it was hard for us to communicate with each other, so, as punishment, he would make us sit on the floor. We've been training together to build a rapport. Initially, the entire crew would be part of the sessions, but eventually, we started spending more time together.
Anything you admire about each other?
Aditi: Zain is supportive and humble.
Zain: Aditi, unlike me, has a lot of patience while shooting. So, she gives me that extra push during long working hours.
One habit of the other person that turns you off...
Aditi: I think, both of us need to work on communicating with each other a little more. Also, I wish he'd share his chocolates with me. He receives a lot of them from fans, and hides the ones that come for me (laughs).
Zain: She is sensitive and gets emotional about many things. However, she has become stronger now. As for the chocolates, I want her to stop eating my share. We share a special chocolate bond.
Do you feel awkward during intimate scenes?
Aditi: Zain ensures that I am comfortable when we have to shoot them. Honestly, I end up laughing while filming those sequences. Zain works hard to bring in the required intensity. But, on a serious note, we're both professional and understand the demands of the script.
If there was another leap in the show, would you want to be paired with another character?
Aditi: I would prefer that Avni and Neil stay together.
Zain: I wish to romance Dakota Johnson.