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