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New stories are leading to a more inclusive space: actor Surbhi Jyoti

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Jun 25, 2024 02:51 PM IST

New stories are leading to a more inclusive space: actor Surbhi Jyoti

New Delhi, Actor Surbhi Jyoti, best known for her roles in TV shows such as "Qubool Hai", "Naagin" and now OTT drama "Gunnah", says it is a good time to be an actor as there is space for all kind of stories to be told.

New stories are leading to a more inclusive space: actor Surbhi Jyoti
New stories are leading to a more inclusive space: actor Surbhi Jyoti

The actor is happy that the focus is on to bring relatable content whether it is in television, OTT or cinema for "every type of character, actor and age group".

"You don't have to look a certain way to be able to play lead roles and that’s how it should be because when you say that cinema is a reflection of society, then it better be a reflection of the society. It's a good thing that new stories are leading to a more inclusive space by presenting realistic and relatable characters,” Jyoti told PTI in an interview.

The actor said "Gunnah" on Disney Hostar gave her a chance to portray an unconventional character of a businesswoman Tara who plays the love interest of the protagonist.

"It was an intriguing character and different from what I have done till now. When I read the script, I just decided that I have to play this role," she said about the character.

Jyoti, who completed her masters in English literature and was planning to enroll in PhD, said she entered the acting profession by chance as she grew up believing that she would be a great teacher.

"I used to do a lot of theatre in college as that was my passion, but I always planned on becoming a teacher and was focused on that. I never thought acting could be my profession because in a small-town middle-class family, it’s not the first choice, especially for girls to go to Mumbai and find a career in the field of acting,” she said.

Gul Khan, the producer of "Qubool Hai", saw Jyoti's theatre work and contacted her offering the role, the actor said, recalling how her mother thought it was a fraud call.

"My mother said it just does not happen that you are sitting in Jalandhar one day and you get a call from Mumbai to become an actor'. My father was like, 'If you want to give it a shot, go ahead and if it is not right, you can come back'. The producer ended up being a genuine person and that's how I came to Mumbai," the actor said.

For now, Jyoti is happy with all the praise coming her way for "Gunnah".

"I am not going to bound myself to one space that I now I will only do OTT or TV or just films. I am open to new stories and working with talented people."

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