While many TV stars do away with their screen names as soon as the show gets over, actor Ridhima Pandit (left) who is playing the female lead in a comedy show, feels otherwise. Ridhima says, “The character I play is extremely close to my heart and I won’t mind being known by that for the rest of my life.”
On daily soaps that refuse to go off air, the actor asserts that there has to be a shelf life. “As an actor, I feel that just doing one thing forever might not be satisfying. I understand, there are loyal audience, who don’t give up on their favourite stars and shows. But as a viewer, I won’t watch something forever,” she says.
“It’s the habit of people watching you so much that they don’t want to let you go, which is a boon but can be a bane sometimes.”
Ridhima is disappointed that the Indian audience is not accustomed to the idea of season based shows. “It’s the habit of people watching you so much that they don’t want to let you go, which is a boon but can be a bane sometimes,” she adds.
Whether, she’d be interested to be a part of such never-ending saas bahu sagas, she says, “I’m not a fan of regressive content, but luckily times have changed, most of the shows eventually move towards a progressive message. I won’t mind doing something of that sort.”
She has turned down many shows as their concepts didn’t excite her. “I can’t do something every day that will look like run-of-the-mill stuff. I won’t be able to give my best to it. Your aim should be at least to get the viewers to watch your show and see the concept, whether they continue to watch it or not is a secondary thing,” she concludes.
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