Avika’s a gifted actor: Manish Raisinghani

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • |
  • Updated: Oct 30, 2013 17:18 IST

Dipika Samson and Avika Gor

Actor Manish Raisinghani, seen as Siddhant in the daily soap Sasural Simar Ka, is amused with the acting skills and spirit of his co-star Avika Gor.

In the show, the 16-year-old Avika plays Siddhant’s wife Roli. “She has a different aura altogether when she comes on-screen. She understands the craft very much. She is a gifted actor,” Manish said adding, “She has a kind of partnership, a kind of involvement in every scene to make it special.”

Manish is elated when people appreciate his on-screen chemistry with Avika, but confesses that initially the duo faced a lot of hatred from the industry people as well as the viewers. “At one point of time a lot of people were against the casting. For them, it was the world’s wierdest casting of a 14-year-old girl and a 32-year-old man,” said Manish, who has been part of films such as Heroine.

“We received a lot of hate mail, but we took it as a challenge to make our chemistry look cute. She (Avika) being a 14-year-old (when she entered the show) and now 16-year-old, we have to maintain a line in between. We try to keep it in the tier of teenage romance,” he added.


also read

Downton Abbey to end after its upcoming sixth season

blog comments powered by Disqus