Even though she started her career on the small screen, Sandhya Mridul has stayed away from television since Hu Ba Hu (2002). Recently, the actor returned to the tube playing a teenager’s mother in a detective drama.
"This challenging role gave me the chance to play a mother. It will be good practice for me if I ever decide to have kids, which I am not very sure about," she says with a laugh.
Having done shows like Swabhimaan and Koshish…Ek Asha, Sandhya didn’t want to be typecast in a saas-bahu serial, and switched to films in search of variety. "I don’t like to repeat myself, which is why I end up doing less work. I’m glad that I worked with some of the best talents on TV and did every role possible. I did miss acting on TV, and it was upsetting when everyone said I wanted to only do films; I merely wanted different roles and not play the same role for 10 years. I get passionate about things and because of that I get exhausted quickly."
The actor, who has done many diverse film roles such as Page 3 (2005), Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd (2007), and Ragini MMS 2, is glad that TV is changing today. "Finite shows are a good way to go. Also, with so many film actors doing TV, the stigma attached to being a TV actor will soon be erased. I had a tough time when I tried to do films, as people looked at me as a small-screen actor. I’m glad to see Sushant (Singh Rajput), Ram (Kapoor) and Ronit (Roy) do so well in films, though it’s tougher for women to get a break in movies," she says.