“Oh God, it is ending”: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Shares Her Gratitude For ‘Never Have I Ever’, Calls It “groundbreaking and histroy-changing”

“Oh God, it is ending”: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Shares Her Gratitude For ‘Never Have I Ever’, Calls It “groundbreaking and histroy-changing”

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, or Devi Vishwakarma, as we popularly know her, moves with a graceful charisma. While her character is a rebellious and nerdy teenager, who can never stay out of trouble. Maitreyi carries herself with confidence and a firm form of language. Her character deals with the loss of her father and coming of age hijinks humorously.

Apparently, the series will conclude in 4 seasons. Sure, high school does not last forever, but it makes us kind of sad to digest this fact. We have always had a guilty pleasure to watch Devi fight through her fights. With all the messiness, LOLs, and steamy romance…it will be hard to say goodbye to her after her senior year. Well, it’s not just us; Maitreyi herself is a little nostalgic and wants to hold on to her on-screen avatar a little more.

The show has changed the life of Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

Each one of us has a turning point in our life. The one that changes us completely. Never Have I Ever is one such occurrence in Maitreyi’s life. She shares with Deadline how she was just a 17-year high school-going girl before the show. She celebrates her achievement and expresses her gratitude toward the show.

I was just a regular 17-year-old high school girl, living her best life and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Now I can say I was a part of something that’s groundbreaking, and history-changing,” she tells Deadline. “It’s been such an honor. There are no words to express how grateful I am for everything that’s happened thanks to Never Have I Ever.”

The interview took place in Netflix’s celebration of South Asian culture with Bridgerton star Simon Ashley in Los Angeles. Looking around, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was extremely proud of her journey and boastfully said, growing up, she never saw herself on screen.

“Young girls like me didn’t see themselves represented,” she shared. “Even today, there’s still not a lot of representation but I know it’s only the beginning. I hope that soon, they’ll have many characters to choose from that they can fully relate to. I think we’re finally getting there. Everyone deserves that representation.”

She further explained to Deadline how this change is absolutely beautiful. “We can be so hard on ourselves that we forget to celebrate these wins. I focus on how we’re gonna make some kids’ day a little bit easier or how something we create might make a little girl’s day. That is what’s phenomenal about all this, It’s really beautiful.”

Maitreyi is not ready to let go of her character just yet

All the firsts are always special. And we silently hope that it stays with us forever. Ramakrishnan, too, is too much obsessed with her character, Devi. “At first, we got an email saying we’re going to be renewed for a fourth but final season and I was like, ‘Oh, ok.’ And then when we started posting about it, it hit me, ‘Oh God, it is ending,’” she exclaimed. “This is my first show. No matter what I do—even if I get to do another show again—this one will always be special. 

To conclude, Maitreyi’s character, Devi, is and always will be close to her heart. And the series will always be her pride. Do let us know in the comment section if you liked her character in Netflix’s Never Have I Ever.

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