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Mon, 06 Jan 2014 08:45:00 GMT

I love working on TV & not Telugu films: Shraddha Arya

Actress Shraddha Arya started her acting career with movies down South. But the actress, who is presently doing the serial Tumhari Pakhi, seems to have bid goodbye to movies down South.


Shraddha Arya

Talking about the difference between the film and TV industry, Shraddha said, "I have always played the girl next door in my films down south or on television.  In terms of production, making and execution, there is definitely a difference between working in films and serials. In movies, you shoot for one scene in a day and relax, however, in television we shoot for multiple scenes which is hectic."

“For me, I love working on television and not Telugu films, because I am in Mumbai for TV, while I have to be in different cities down South when I do movies there. I don't like staying out of Mumbai for long. I love the life here. Go to shoot, come back home, be with parents and eat home cooked food. Plus, the happiest part is that I get to speak my mother tongue here," added Shraddha who was in Lucknow a while back.

Ask her how she was bitten by this acting ka keeda and she says, "I was doing my college in Mumbai when I saw the ad of Cinestars Ki Khoj. I called up my dad and told him that I wanted to go for it. He was like, 'If you want to go, you can but it is totally rubbish. Nothing will happen.' I got selected and won it from Delhi. I went to Mumbai with my parents and was finally chosen as the first runner up. It was during that competition when I got interested in acting and actually learnt it too."

Shraddha Arya

Shraddha made her debut in Bollywood with Ram Gopal Verma's ‘Nishabd’. However, she seems to have disappeared from Bollywood.

"Just like everybody, after doing Nishabd, even I wanted to be in Bollywood. But frankly speaking, there is a lot more struggle there than it is on TV. I don't consider TV and films as two different mediums of acting. In fact, for me they are two different levels of my career. Films will happen for me but once I am done with television," Shraddha said.

Shraddha is one of the few actresses on TV, who has a weekly off clause in her contract.  She says, "I have always demanded a weekly off in my contract. While during my last show it was a Sunday, this time I have left it open. Nahi toh hota yeh that, that if I demand an off on a week day, the makers would refuse. A weekly off is a must while working in the TV industry since the working hours are crazy."
 

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