Pres­sure to look good on TV is high: Manasi

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Yashika Mathur yashika. mathur@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Ac­tor Manasi Parekh (above) loves be­ing part of the tele­vi­sion world and does not wish to give it up for any­thing in the world, but she says the pres­sure of look­ing per­fect all the time can take its toll on TV ac­tors.

“I think I am liv­ing my dream and do­ing what I al­ways wanted to do, but the rig­or­ous shoot­ing sched­ules can be re­ally tough some times. Also, the pres­sures of ap­pear­ing fresh all the time and main­tain­ing one’s body weight are too much! We have to sign con­tracts which spec­ify that our weights can­not change much from the time we start shoot­ing,” says Manasi, adding, “If you can sur­vive the rigours of TV in In­dia, you can sur­vive any­thing.”

The 29-year-old, who has been part of TV shows such Sapna Babul Ka…Bi­daai, In­dia Call­ing and Gu­laal, pre­pared her­self for this strug­gle when she started work­ing in the tele­vi­sion in­dus­try. “The norms of the TV in­dus­try did not sur­prise me. It’s a vis­ual pro­fes­sion, so there are cer­tain de­mands. One should only think of be­com­ing an ac­tor if one is ready for this chal­lenge,” she says.

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