We have stereo­typ­i­cal sto­ries on In­dian TV, says Saumya

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Saumya Tan­don, un­like many TV ac­tors who would keep jump­ing from one show to an­other, is quite con­tent with where she is. Be­ing a part of the same show for al­most two years now, the ac­tor says that she won’t take up an­other show just for the sake of it. She adds that the right project has to come her way, which needs to be con­vinc­ing enough. Asked if she wishes to be part of a daily soap, she ex­plains, “Here, on In­dian TV, we have stereo­typ­i­cal sto­ries and we don’t go out of our com­fort zone. Even if the mak­ers try to make a new show, dif­fer­ent from the rest, the chan­nels don’t sup­port most of the time. And if the ac­tors try to ex­per­i­ment then the au­di­ences don’t ac­cept. Mak­ers blame the chan­nel and the chan­nel passes the blame to the au­di­ence. Sadly, we have not evolved as an industry.” As far as do­ing two shows si­mul­ta­ne­ously, Saumya says, “I can’t do an­other fic­tion be­cause my cur­rent show al­ready takes about 20 hours in a day. Also, I am not re­ally in­ter­ested in do­ing a fic­tion be­cause I am play­ing a lead role. Once I wind up, I shall look­out.” Draw­ing com­par­i­son with the TV con­tent in the West, Saumya adds, “The work that the Amer­i­can TV industry is do­ing is way above our stan­dards. I feel very jeal­ous. So even if I get a small role in a show like News­room, I’ll read­ily give my one hand for it.”

‘The work that the Amer­i­can TV industry is do­ing is way above our stan­dards,’ says Saumya Tan­don

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