‘Act­ing doesn’t change, only the medium does’

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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.

Sheeba Akashdeep

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