Shama wants a break from tele­vi­sion now

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@hin­dus­tan­

Ac­tor Shama Sikan­der (above) is not keen on do­ing TV any­more. She feels the small screen doesn’t ex­per­i­ment with con­tent. The ac­tor, who shot to fame with the show Yeh Meri Life Hai, thus wants to con­cen­trate on do­ing films and web se­ries.

“TV isn’t open to ex­per­i­men­ta­tion and that, at times, is frus­trat­ing. They show­case the same thing in dif­fer­ent pack­ages. I’m a fine ac­tor. I want to do bet­ter work. But TV stops your growth. So now I want to con­cen­trate on films and web se­ries,” says Sikan­der, who is in talks for two films cur­rently.

Sikan­der will be next seen in Vikram Bhatt’s web se­ries Maaya, where she plays a home­maker. “Soniya loves her hus­band. But, she has a hid­den per­son­al­ity. She starts her blog, meets a guy and falls for him. Many of us have such se­cret sex­ual de­sires,” she says.

Sikan­der says that Bhatt is a fine direc­tor, who knows ex­actly what he wants from his ac­tors. “His clar­ity helps us do bet­ter as we know what is ex­pected from us. He is a chilled out per­son,” she adds.

Sikan­der re­mem­bers that it was funny to shoot in­ti­mate scenes as her direc­tor would blush ev­ery time he ex­plained the scenes to her. “It’s ac­tu­ally funny to shoot sex scenes. I would just keep on laugh­ing. And Vikram used to blush while ex­plain­ing such scenes. I have, in fact, shot some videos of him blush­ing,” she says. The ac­tor, who has done a short film, Sex­o­holic, says that the youth is ready for such con­tent. “Aren’t peo­ple aware how much busi­ness the porn in­dus­try does? We can’t be hyp­ocrites about our de­sires.”

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