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I couldn’t do saas-bahu shows: Surveen Chawla

All set for a comeback on TV with crime thriller 24 season two, actor Surveen Chawla has said she chose to stay away from the small screen earlier because of its content.

tv Updated: Aug 06, 2016 19:22 IST
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Indian Bollywood actress Surveen Chawla attends a party for a newly-opened restaurant in Mumbai on July 2, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / -(AFP)

All set for a comeback on TV with crime thriller 24 season two, actor Surveen Chawla has said she chose to stay away from the small screen earlier because of its content.

“The reason I quit television was because of the content. I couldn’t see myself doing all these things (typical ‘saas bahu’ shows). What does ‘saas bahu’ show teach us? One is polluting the atmosphere by showing politics between saas and bahu. I think this is negativity. Why don’t we refrain from showing all this?” Surveen said.

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“We must have shows that are different and progressive. The change on TV is a must,” she said.

The 32-year-old actor entered the world of daily soaps in early 2000 with shows like Kahin Toh Hoga and Kasauti Zindagi Ki. She will now be seen on the small screen in the season two 24, but Surveen claimed this is not her comeback to television. “I did not come back to television, I just picked up something that happened to be on television. If there would have been a film on ‘24’ I would have still done it. So it was not a deliberate attempt to come back on TV,” she said.

The Kahin Toh Hoga actress was earlier unhappy being part of the small screen. But when she started shooting for 24, her myth about working on TV shows broke. “When I was doing TV it was not the best kind of environment to be in. When I went on day one to shoot for 24 it was like a film set, there was no unnecessary yelling, it was all well maintained. The makers of 24 created a good working environment for everyone,” she said.

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“Anil Sir’s energy is infectious, you learn so much from him. He is always ready to do lot of things with so much passion,” she said.

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In the show, Surveen plays the role of Sikander Kher’s (Haroon) love interest. “She is Haroon’s love interest and Anil Sir is her love interest. It’s an interesting role. Every character is pivotal,” she said.

The Hate Story 2 star, who is a fan of the original American show, 24, found the season one of the Indian version also amazing.

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“I think it was refreshing to see the Indian version of 24, it was shot like a film,” she added.

Also featuring Sakshi Tanwar, Ashish Vidyarthi, Neil Bhoopalam and Sudhanshu Pandey, the show will go on air from tomorrow on Colors channel.

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