‘I wasn’t al­lowed to au­di­tion due to my South In­dian ac­cent’

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Ac­tor Tanvi Thakkar (left) who has been part of shows such as Mi­ley Jab Hum Tum, Palam­pur Ex­press and Pav­i­tra Rishta, says her jour­ney has been fun but chal­leng­ing as well. Com­ing from Ooty, Tanvi’s strug­gle was to over­come her Ta­mil­ian ac­cent.

“I came to Mum­bai to do tele­vi­sion shows with­out even know­ing how to talk in Hindi, so when I used to go for au­di­tions, ini­tially, I would pro­nounce the words with a dif­fer­ent ac­cent. And there were so times I was sent back with­out even au­di­tion­ing as they weren’t happy with the way I spoke. I watched Bol­ly­wood movies, so that I could get my ac­cent right,” says Tanvi,who feels that lan­guage is still an is­sue for her.

The ac­tor says that she never had a role model in the in­dus­try. “I look up to a lot of ac­tors but I’m not in­spired by any­body. My melo­dra­matic na­ture has in­spired me to do what I have been do­ing,” says Tanvi.

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