Actor Sandhya Mridul who has been in the film industry for 14 years, says she never prioritised a role that emphasised on looks over acting skills.
“I have not really been paid for looking good. I always wanted an acting part over a good looking part and I am very clear about that.”
The actor, who made her debut with Saathiya (2002), went on to do films such as Page 3 (2005), Socha Na Tha (2005), Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd (2007) and Force (2011). Owing to her experiences, she is certain the new change in the industry is bringing talent to the forefront.
“A parallel wave is being created which is bringing out actors such as Vicky Kaushal, Richa Chadha and the whole lot, who could have been considered alternate earlier. It’s a great thing for every actor who brings something new to the table,” she says.
The actor stars in television show, directed by Nikhil Advani. Talking about how difficult it was for her to get out of character after pack up, the actor says, “I had many panic attacks because I was the one person in the crew who knew what daily soaps are and how working in a show can take your life and soul but I never told myself I won’t do it. It takes a lot. Even when I go home I find it very tough to shed my character but that’s what you have to go through as an actor.”