‘A LOT MORE PEO­PLE KNOW ME NOW’

HT Cafe - - ENTERTAINMENT - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Most of the things in ac­tor Shikha Tal­sa­nia’s life hap­pened or­gan­i­cally. The ac­tor, who was last seen in Shashanka Ghosh’s Bol­ly­wood film Veere Di Wed­ding, shares that she al­ways wanted to per­form but never knew that she would be­come an ac­tor. So, when she got the op­por­tu­nity to work in plays in col­lege, she took it up. Af­ter fin­ish­ing col­lege, Shikha went through a soul-search­ing phase and she felt she should fo­cus on act­ing a lit­tle more. And her in­spi­ra­tions are her par­ents, ac­tors Tiku and Dipti Tal­sa­nia.

“I en­joy act­ing be­cause I have grown up in that en­vi­ron­ment and saw my par­ents per­form. I en­joyed be­ing with them and be a help ev­ery way pos­si­ble. But then, all th­ese are not just the only as­pects in my life. I want to ex­plore my creative mind a lit­tle more and there are other things that I want to do as a per­former,” says Shikha,

Her char­ac­ter in the film, Meera, re­ceived a lot of ap­pre­ci­a­tion. “There are so many good things that hap­pened. Peo­ple still come up to me and say good things.”

Shikha had once said that she is open to of­fers sim­i­lar to the role of Meera. When asked about it the ac­tor ex­plains, “Hon­estly, my in­tent right now is to do ev­ery­thing. I am hun­gry as an ac­tor. Even if you give me roles sim­i­lar to that of Meera’s, I will add a dif­fer­ent touch to the char­ac­ter and make it in­ter­est­ing.”

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

Shikha Tal­sa­nia

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