‘I won’t mind be­ing known by my screen name al­ways’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal ■ monika.rawal@hin­du­tan­times.com

While many TV stars do away with their screen names as soon as the show gets over, ac­tor Rid­hima Pan­dit (left) who is play­ing the fe­male lead in a com­edy show, feels oth­er­wise. Rid­hima says, “The char­ac­ter I play is ex­tremely close to my heart and I won’t mind be­ing known by that for the rest of my life.”

On daily soaps that refuse to go off air, the ac­tor as­serts that there has to be a shelf life. “As an ac­tor, I feel that just do­ing one thing for­ever might not be sat­is­fy­ing. I un­der­stand, there are loyal au­di­ence, who don’t give up on their favourite stars and shows. But as a viewer, I won’t watch some­thing for­ever,” she says.

Rid­hima is dis­ap­pointed that the In­dian au­di­ence is not ac­cus­tomed to the idea of sea­son based shows. “It’s the habit of peo­ple watch­ing you so much that they don’t want to let you go, which is a boon but can be a bane some­times,” she adds.

Whether, she’d be in­ter­ested to be a part of such never-end­ing saas bahu sagas, she says, “I’m not a fan of re­gres­sive con­tent, but luck­ily times have changed, most of the shows even­tu­ally move to­wards a pro­gres­sive mes­sage. I won’t mind do­ing some­thing of that sort.”

She has turned down many shows as their con­cepts didn’t ex­cite her. “I can’t do some­thing ev­ery day that will look like run-of-the-mill stuff. I won’t be able to give my best to it.”

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