“After the lockdown in Maharashtra which was recently implemented, the production house decided to shift the show to Rajkot. The production house asked me also to shift for a month. But I told them I cannot leave my child for a month during this pandemic. They gave me another option to take my child along with me to Rajkot but I wasn’t comfortable as the time was not right to take my son there. It was not the right time as I did not know anything about the new shooting location like how would be the food or how things would be when we shift to Rajkot. Also, if I would be busy shooting and I didn’t know how I would take care of my son. So I did not want to do shift. I requested the production house and the channel. I made them understand the situation. I requested them if they can manage to keep my character away from the show and they finally understood my reservations and it happened in a very peaceful and mutual way. In fact, I have now informed them that my family is there and I have full support so if they need me I can return to the show. But I don’t know how will they do it because the story has taken a different direction. I really liked the show, it is very dear to me so if they need me, I can go,” shared the actress.
Kanika in the interview spoke about how with God’s grace she has been financially secure and never had to return to work due to monetary reasons, but she faced the pressure of not being seen on-screen, “God has been very kind to me. I come from a family where touchwood money is not an issues. God has been very kind that I have not faced the financial crisis which other artists had to go through during the pandemic last year. But as an actor there is always a hunger to go to shoot, face the camera. You want to do it as your fans also keep requesting to see you again onscreen. But what happens once you decide to sit at home, people think you are not getting work. They don’t understand the reason behind the decision. They don’t understand that it is our own choice to not work. I have been working in this industry for last 19 years and I took a little break for my kid and in fact it was not even a break because I was doing a film and a musical theatre. When I accepted Kyun Utthe… people projected as if I was making a comeback. So they put you in the category that you are not getting work and that’s why you are not seen on-screen. So the pressure of not being seen onscreen is always fearful,” she said.