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I was intitially apprehensive about Balika Vadhu: Sriti Jha

Sriti Jha is the new entry into the social-issue based serial 'Balika Vadhu', but the TV actress says she was intitially apprehensive about taking upthe show as she was not playing a lead role in it.

tv Updated: Jan 14, 2013 17:10 IST
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Sriti Jha

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Sriti Jha is the new entry into the social-issue based serial 'Balika Vadhu', but the TV actress says she was intitially apprehensive about taking upthe show as she was not playing a lead role in it.

Sriti, who was last seen playing the lead in Dil Se Di Dua Saubhagyavati Bhava as a victim of domestic violence, will be seen essaying the role of Ganga.

I was initially apprehensive to play a second lead inthe show because I have always played lead in serials. But, I took up this project because I have not yet done a character set in rural backdrop. The kind of space I was getting in the serial was very different. Through this show, I am going tolearn as an artist, Sriti told PTI.

Sriti was introduced in the Colors show earlier this month and as the drama progresses, her character, who is also a sufferer of child marriage, will be supported by Jagya(played by Shashank Vyas).

Ganga is from a village in Rajasthan, where her voice is always suppressed by men. She is very weak as she is a victim of child marriage. But unlike others, she is not helpless. She has become wise now after going through a lot of troubles in life, she said.

The 26-year-old actress said she had to learn the dialect spoken in that area and also had to work on her body language.The character was not a cakewalk for me. I had to learn the language of that area. My director and writer helped me. Moreover, I also had to undergo a body language regime and had to understand how a rural woman behaves in a particular situation, she said.

Sriti made her television debut in Dhoom Machaao Dhoom on Disney Channel India where she played the shy and superstitious Malini Sharma, who is part of a musical group.

Her innocent girl-next-door looks in the show led her to being cast as the lead in the romantic drama 'Jiya Jale'. But her stint as Jhanvi in Dil Se Di Dua - Saubhagyavati Bhava gave her the requisite fame.

I always wanted to act and I feel blessed that I have got so many different shades of a woman to portray on-screen.But, out of all these, my character in Saubhagyavati Bhava is close to my heart. It gave me a platform to prove myself as an actress, she said.