“Taken aback with the overwhelming response”, says Samyuktha Hegde on ALTBalaji's youth drama Puncch Beat 2!
and Splitsvilla fame Samyuktha Hegde made her digital debut with
ALTBalaji's youth drama Puncch Beat 2. Hegde is currently receiving rave
reviews for her performance in the digital show. Samyuktha played a
high-spirited girl, Meesha, a freshman in the prestigious Rosewood High.
Meesha is mysterious as she rides a bike, has no qualms in entering the
boxing ring, and has dance moves that could make other girls envious. In a tête-à-tête with Samyukhta who plays Meesha in the series spoke about playing the character and romancing Siddharth Sharma in the show.
- How fun was it to play Meesha?
is a fresh entrant in Rosewood High. She has the mind of her father and
the heart of her mother. She is an MMA expert and when she enters
Rosewood, who gets a keen interest in Ranbir. She is a real game-changer
in the show and the best part of her, which I absolutely relate the
most is, a workout fanatic and health-conscious to the extreme. She is
always high on energy and loves being challenged.
- How was it shooting in Dehradun this year?
it was like I am back in college. It was like one of those college
trips that we used to take with our classmates. We had work and a lot of
fun on sets and offsets. Also, it was pretty cold.
- How excited were you for the launch?
this is my digital debut, so the amount of excitement I had when the
show was about to release was insane. I don't think so there's a word
for that. I just had butterflies not just in my stomach but everywhere
around. And now that it's released, I am getting back to my senses.
- What is the kind of reaction you've been getting since the show has launched?
it's just been a week since the show has launched. And trust me, my DMs
are filled with so much love. I am overwhelmed with the amount of
comments and DMs that I have been receiving. I knew that the show has a
loyal fan following but to be honest, I am kind of taken aback by the
response. My family has loved my work and that’s more than satisfactory
- What are your expectations from the show?
it is your debut, you do have high hopes from it. I am hoping it will
turn out to be pathbreaking for me which helps me grow as an actor. I
hope people have liked my performance in the show. We all have worked
hard for the show, so a little bit of success won't hurt.
- For those who haven't watched the show tell them what all is different in the second season?
firstly, I'm in this season. (Laughs). There will be a lot of equation
changes in the upcoming season. The show gets bigger and better in terms
of scale and even the narrative. With my character being introduced a
lot of things will change in the show.
- What is that one message you would like to share with your viewers and fans?
sure you don't miss the episodes of Puncch Beat 2 on ALTBalaji.
Secondly, don't spoil it for those who haven't watched the show yet
since it has a big twist. And also make sure you give your love to
Meesha and make her the most popular fresher of Rosewood High.