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'I don’t want to be typecast'

Veebha Anand, who plays Sugna in Balika Vadhu, enters Sukh By Chance. The teenage actress will play an interning doctor and will be paired with Amit Mehta (Anuj Thakur).

tv Updated: Jan 07, 2010 19:50 IST
Rachana Dubey

Veebha Anand

Veebha Anand, who plays Sugna in

Balika Vadhu



, enters

Sukh By Chance



. The teenage actress will play an interning doctor and will be paired with Amit Mehta (Anuj Thakur). She will play his love interest. Anand confirms the news and feels that doing other shows is an attempt at trying out different kinds of roles.

“I don’t want to be typecast in one kind of role only. I would love people to remember Sugna, but I would also want them to remember my other characters. That’s the reason I agreed, when JD sir (JD Majethia) offered me a role in


. I was playing the villain, the bad spirit, Kangana. This time, I’m playing a rich man’s daughter. Her father owns a hospital, where she interns with Amit. They fall in love. Given that he belongs to a middle class family, she tries to help them in different ways,” she reveals.

According to Anand, her look in the show is Indian but with a modern touch. “I don’t know the name of my character because it has been changed so many times. But I know that I’ll be seen dressed in salwar suits which will look modern but still Indian,” she adds.

With a new daily soap on hand, isn’t Anand biting more than she can chew? She disagrees: “I have the time to take on one more show. It won’t take away from my dedication towards

Balika Vadhu

. I was keen on doing the role of a girl who’s my age and dresses up the way I do in real life.”

Bring up


, the


daily soap that mixed horror with drama, and she says that her show is being considered by the organisation that conducts surveys for the Guinness World Records. “They feel that Shree was unique because it ran for so many months. It was the first daily horror show, which had a successful run. I’m very happy about that,” says Anand.

Plot problems


, critics felt, had lost the plot after a point. The incidents and tracks that were introduced were not gelling well with the real story. Anand defends this with, “Many things are not in the artiste’s hands. Our writers were experienced. They handled the show well. It had a definite ending, and a definite time period was allotted for completion of the story. Everything went as planned. So, I don’t feel bad about anything that happened,” she smiles.

Ask her about her standard 12 exam results, the exam for which she had appeared six months ago. She breaks into giggles and says, “I passed them but please don’t ask me my percentage and marks. I studied through correspondence and passed, which is more than enough. I will continue with my studies and complete them but I haven’t thought how.”