Pankhuri Awasthy feels looks are given priority over acting skills in the television industry
Actor Pankhuri Awasthy, who’s known for acting in the period drama Razia Sultan, says that the television industry places more importance on physical attractiveness than on acting skills. At times, despite performing well at auditions, the actor says she wouldn’t get selected, much to her bewilderment. “I feel this (looks are given priority over acting abilities) happens in the selection process itself, especially when the makers of a show are looking for their lead actor. They always want the lead actor to be pretty. I have given a few auditions, where I felt that I performed well, but I did not get the part. Of course, you need to look the part as well and there are other factors, which need to be considered,” says Pankhuri.
However, the actor says that this happens because of the medium. “Our industry is a place of many aspirations.
People want to be like us and beauty is something that anyone is instantly attracted to. This is why looks are important,” she says, adding, “But for me, acting will always be a priority.”
This happens in the selection process itself, especially when the makers of the show are looking for a lead actor. They always want the main character to be pretty PANKHURI AWASTHY, ACTOR