I was apprehensive about 'Balika Vadhu': Sriti Jha
New Delhi: Sriti Jha is the new entry into the social-issue based show 'Balika Vadhu', but the TV actress says she was initially apprehensive about taking up the show as she was not playing a lead role in it.
Sriti, who was last seen playing the lead in 'Dil Se Di Dua Saubhagyavati Bhava' as a victim of domestic violence, will be seen essaying the role of Ganga.
"I was initially apprehensive to play a second lead in the show because I have always played lead in serials. But, I took up this project because I have not yet done a character set in rural backdrop. The kind of space I was getting in the serial was very different. Through this show, I am going to learn as an artiste," Sriti told PTI.
Sriti was introduced in the show earlier this month and as the drama progresses, her character, who is also a sufferer of child marriage, will be supported by Jagya (played by Shashank Vyas).
"Ganga is from a village in Rajasthan, where her voice is always suppressed by men. She is very weak as she is a victim of child marriage. But unlike others, she is not helpless. She has become wise now after going through a lot of troubles in life," she said.
The 26-year-old actress said she had to learn the dialect spoken in that area and also had to work on her body language.
"The character was not a cakewalk for me. I had to learn the language of that area. My director and writer helped me. Moreover, I also had to undergo a body language regime and had to understand how a rural woman behaves in a particular situation," she said.
Sriti made her television debut in 'Dhoom Machaao Dhoom' on Disney Channel India where she played the shy and superstitious Malini Sharma, who is part of a musical group.
Her innocent girl-next-door looks in the show led her to being cast as the lead in the romantic drama 'Jiya Jale'. But her stint as Jhanvi in 'Dil Se Di Dua - Saubhagyavati Bhava' gave her the requisite fame.
"I always wanted to act and I feel blessed that I have got so many different shades of a woman to portray on-screen. But, out of all these, my character in 'Saubhagyavati Bhava' is close to my heart. It gave me a platform to prove myself as an actress," she said.
most watched right now
Personalities from media and entertainment industry kicked-off Asia's largest convention on business of entertainment, 'FICCI Frames 2014', to exchange ideas on the growth of showbiz industry in Mumbai. Bollywood actress, Sonam Kapoor, who dazzled the stage in her stunning outfit, lit the inaugural lamp at the event along with... More Personalities from media and entertainment industry kicked-off Asia's largest convention on business of entertainment, 'FICCI Frames 2014', to exchange ideas on the growth of showbiz industry in Mumbai. Bollywood actress, Sonam Kapoor, who dazzled the stage in her stunning outfit, lit the inaugural lamp at the event along with director Ramesh Sippy FICCI Vice-President Harshvardhan Neotia Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Bimal Julka and Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling. The session this year becomes iconic as the event marks 15 years of its inception, with Australia becoming its partner industry. Versatile Bollywood actor, director, producer and singer, Farhan Akhtar, who was present at the event to talk about his award-winning film 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' along with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, said the platform is very important for artists from the industry.
Date 13 hrs ago, Duration 1:57, Views 96