PS: It was just such a pivotal and emotional moment to see so many of our South Asian traditions and heritage being celebrated on such a huge Netflix show, such as the Haldi ceremony, the hair oiling scene, and when you and Charithra called each other "Didi." Did you realise the impact those moments would have on viewers when you were acting them out?
SA: I don't think anyone could have prepared us for the wonderfully overwhelming reaction, especially to the Haldi scene. I've never brought anything like that to screen before in my life, so that was incredible to perform with Charithra and the team. The hair oiling scene was my favourite because that was one that I definitely resonated with. I think a lot of women from a variety of heritages and cultures can relate to that really intimate bonding moment of two women applying coconut oil to their hair. I really loved filming that scene with Charithra and I think her performance in it is truly so amazing. There's such a pivot within the story and the fact that I could carry that scene as her eldest sister applying coconut oil to her hair, that's just incredible. It was done in the most non-performative authentic way.
PS: It really resonated with me because that's just something I've done my entire life and now millions of people around the world are going to see our culture, which is so cool!
SA: Exactly, this is representation. It's sharing our culture with the world and normalizing it.