Stigma attached to TV actors will soon be erased: Sandhya Mridul

  • Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2014 11:28 IST

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.

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