I didn’t miss acting at all: Urvashi Dholakia
Kasautii Zindagii Kay actor Urvashi Dholakia, who after a hiatus of two years returns to TV with Ekta Kapoor’s fantasy drama Chandrakanta, says acting is only a part of her life.tv Updated: Jun 20, 2017 17:25 IST
Urvashi Dholakia will soon return to the small screen after a hiatus of two years. The actor, who gained popularity with the role of Komolika Basu in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, did a cameo in Badi Door Se Aaye Hai in 2015, after winning Bigg Boss 6 in 2013. She says she was happy “not acting” in the interim and is looking forward to being part of a fantasy fiction show.
Why did you choose to return with this show?
I have a track record of doing something different rather than sticking to the same genre. Different always appeals to me. I have returned to acting with a role in a fantasy fiction show, as I have never been part of this world before. It will be fun to play a queen in a costume drama. It is interesting to work with Ekta (Kapoor, producer). We share a great rapport.
Did you miss acting?
Not really. I didn’t miss acting at all (laughs). That’s not all that I do in life. Acting is part of my life. When Kasautii ended, I missed the show, as I had been a part of it for years. When Comedy Circus ended, I missed being part of the team with Shakeel (Siddiqui; comedian). But life goes on, and one has to keep moving forward and experiencing new avenues.
The popularity of your role Komolika hasn’t waned over the years. What made it so special?
Ekta’s faith in me and my faith in the show worked. I am humbled with the love I have received from people. Their appreciation for a role is remembered even today, 16 years after the show was aired. It’s a big deal and I am proud to have played Komolika.
You are quite vocal on Twitter, and often your tweets, be it about body-shaming or the condition of roads, are targeted by trolls. Do the reactions give you pause?
I have never paused for anything in my life. I have never shied away from expressing myself. In fact, I am known for that. I am not demeaning or disrespecting anyone. I am voicing my opinion. Thankfully, I haven’t had a bad experience on social media. I tagged the PMO while tweeting about the condition of the roads, as he is a one-man army. Who else does one approach? To be honest, Mumbai has the worst infrastructure in the country.
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