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Acting is my first love: Vahbiz

Actor Vahbiz Dorabjee becomes an entrepreneur with an event management company; but says she will not quit acting

tv Updated: Jul 01, 2017 17:22 IST
Anjali Shetty
Actor Vahbiz Dorabjee has turned entrepreneur with an event management company
Actor Vahbiz Dorabjee has turned entrepreneur with an event management company

Vahbiz Dorabjee started out by participating in beauty pageants in Pune, took up modelling assignments, and later shifted base to Mumbai before turning to acting in the TV industry. A popular face on TV, Vahbiz has now donned another hat. Along with her friend and actor Pankit Thakker, she has started an event management company. “Mumbai is a city of dreams and I am glad it has accepted me. I have survived in the city and industry for 11 years now. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work here. However, acting is not a stable field. Hence, I decided to use my other skills and turn into an entrepreneur. At the end of the day, events and acting are the same, they stem out from the same tree,” says the actor, who was last seen in the TV show Bahu Hamari Rajnikant.

She has already held two events in Mumbai and is looking at taking up events across the country. “I feel like it is an extension to my character. My experience and exposure helps me put it all together, and I have a great team as well,” says Vahbiz, adding that she will be concentrating more on “quality than quantity”. Talking about juggling between acting and events, the actor says, “Acting is my first love so I won’t give it up any time soon. Also, television has given me whatever I have today, so I will continue to take up offers.”

So, does she feel TV and films should have any restrictions? “Censorship is necessary as we have a varied section of society watching TV. We cannot be irresponsible and telecast any kind of content. But we shouldn’t overdo it either.”

Web series is another aspect that has caught the actor’s interest lately. She says, “I would love to do a web series as it has no content restrictions. It lets you reach a completely different kind of audience.”

TV actors often get trolled or body shamed for their images or updates on social media. Vahbiz thinks it is “disgusting” for people to judge actor on their personal social media accounts.

“Audiences are unable to draw the line between reel and real. They fail to understand that we have a life beyond TV. I have been body shamed but I never let it affect me. I think positively and feel good about my body,” she says.