Amrita Rao says she wasn’t too keen on TV given the hectic schedule

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 29, 2016 18:37 IST
Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai: Looking at the promos and the story line of the show, it seems to be based on Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle rivalry. (YouTube Grab)

Bollywood actor Amrita Rao, who will be seen for the first time on the small screen in the new TV serial Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai, says she had serious misgivings about entering the small screen world, primarily due to its hectic work schedule.

“The treatment (of films and television) is no different. Television has certainly evolved and has a better reach too. I have seen my sister’s (Preetika) hectic schedule when she made her debut. Her long working hours gave me cold feet,” said Amrita. “I decided to do the show Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai since it’s a finite series and we had to shoot for a limited period,” she said.

Amrita was getting lot of offers for doing television shows but none of them excited her except Meri Awaaz… “For the past two years many production houses have approached me with different concepts but none appealed to me. I was very clear that when I do a fiction show the content has to be very unique,” she said. “I am happy that a script like Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai is character-driven and has a lot of freshness to it,” she added.

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Veteran actor Deepti Naval plays the elder version of the character Kalyani Gaikwad, an illustrious singer in the history of Indian music. Amrita Rao plays the younger Kalyani. (YouTube Grab)

For the Main Hoon Na actor to play the role of Kalyani Gaikwad, an illustrious legendary singer in the history of Indian music, was challenging and exciting. Set against the backdrop of music, the show narrates the story about two sisters and their bitter sweet relationship that turns into rivalry. Looking at the promos and the story line of the show Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai it seems the show is supposedly based on Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle rivalry.

Watch the trailer of Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai here:

And Amrita seems to play the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar’s young part in the show. “I play Kalyani Gaikwad who is a Marathi girl from a small village Nagothane close to Pune. Kalyani goes on to becoming a world famous singer and India’s pride,” she said. “In my very first meeting with the channel there was no mention of real-life personality on whom this role was inspired or based on,” she added.

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But to portray the character of a singer the Vivah actor has taken inspiration from all singers including male singers.

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