Ta­lent from TV finds its space in new cinema

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee

The line be­tween the small and the big screens has blurred. A num­ber of well­known TV ac­tors are now mak­ing their fea­ture film de­but and, un­like in the past, they aren’t play­ing blink-andyou-miss roles.

Mouni Roy (right) is star­ring in a film that has Ak­shay Ku­mar in the lead. Other ac­tors who have bagged sub­stan­tial roles are Aankita S Lokhaande, Jen­nifer Winget, Shamata An­chan, Shivin Narang, and Karan Oberoi.

How did the sce­nario change? “TV ac­tors have pop­u­lar­ity, ta­lent, and ex­pe­ri­ence. Film­mak­ers are cast­ing them if the role de­mands it,” says film critic Taran Adarsh. “Films now are usu­ally con­tent-driven,” says di­rec­tor Di­nesh Vi­jan, who has worked with Sushant Singh Ra­jput, an ac­tor who made a suc­cess­ful tran­si­tion from TV to cinema. “Good con­tent re­quires good ac­tors, so, TV or no TV, good ac­tors are get­ting their due.”

Con­tin­u­ing their suc­cess­ful stint in TV, th­ese ac­tors are now tak­ing a step for­ward to do sub­stan­tial roles in fea­ture films

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