DON’T CALL TV SHOWS REGRESSIVE
Actor Aashka Goradia says that viewers want entertainment, not life lessons, after a hard day’s toil
Actor Aashka Goradia (above) has been part of a supernatural show like Naagin and a children’s show like Baal Veer, and she is proud of her body of work. She says that she can’t get it when some people complain about current television shows being regressive.
“I hear a lot of people in the metro cities saying that television is so regressive these days. These are the ones who watch shows on Netflix, which is not our market,” says Aashka. “I want to tell them, ‘When you call these shows regressive, trying to look intellectual, you are not doing that, you are not looking into the depth.’ Entertainment isn’t to do with regression or progression. Entertainment is entertainment,” says the actor, who has been part of the television industry for 15 years now, and starred in shows such as Kkusum.
The actor, emphasising on the psychology of television audiences, says, “A man living in a Tier II city, earning `20,000, comes back to his family and wants to relax. He doesn’t necessarily want to watch something that’s giving him a lesson in life, because he is already learning a lot through the day. He wants a show with which he can relate emotionally or be amused.
“If you want to watch progressive things, then you watch BBC, world news or business networks, but to categorise television [shows] as progressive and regressive is not being intellectual.”