‘Acting doesn’t change, only the medium does’
Sheeba Akashdeep, known for her roles in films such as Suryavanshi (1992) and Pyaar Ka Saaya (1991), is all set to return to the small screen after a short hiatus. The actor will appear in an upcoming serial called Haasil, and she seems quite excited about it. “It feels great to return to a set and shoot,” she says. “Being with a wonderful unit makes it more comfortable. The show is a thriller, and my character will keep people guessing, as one can’t peg her for a grey or white (character),” says the actor, who has also worked in TV shows such as Saubhagyalaxmi and Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny.
Sheeba adds that she loves the fact that one can “experiment” on TV. “You can play around with your character in each episode until you get to the crux of the show, unlike in a movie, where you have to go from zero to 100 in three hours,” she says.
The actor says she has missed acting. “I love taking breaks between projects. I would rather give time to my family and wait for the right project, because unless something out-of-the-box appeals to you, it makes no sense to go back to work. That is why this show is perfect for me.”
Sheeba is also open to doing films again, but she acknowledges that when she began acting in the ’90s, she was young and would often be have the lead roles in films. “Back then, the whole game was different. However, the acting doesn’t change, only the medium does. I am also doing a play, and you learn to adjust to the pace and the scale of each medium [you work in]. Today’s movies are not only about young love, and there are interesting roles for people of a certain age. I would like to do such roles,” she says.