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Adaa Khan: TV industry gives more importance to TRPs; people hardly talk about acting

TV actor Adaa Khan says unlike earlier times when performance of an actor was taken into consideration, these days, the TV industry is driven by TRP charts.

tv Updated: Jun 30, 2017 19:00 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Actor Adaa Khan plays the character of Sesha in Naagin 2.
Actor Adaa Khan plays the character of Sesha in Naagin 2.

Adaa Khan feels the TV industry has changed a lot over the years. According to her, unlike earlier times, small screen is now driven by TRPs and not acting. She also says that somehow it hampers the content of the show.

“There is a lot of competition among actors and channels these days. There is a lot of weightage given to the TRPs. I think more than acting, importance is given to which show is doing well,” says Adaa, who is known for her shows such as Amrit Manthan, Piya Basanti Re and Naagin.

Disappointed with the current scenario of the TV industry, Adaa adds, “Earlier, the popularity of the show had a lot to do with the performances of the actors and they would be praised for the same. But today, people hardly talk about acting and it’s all about number game.”

Adaa tries to stay away from competition and says that she’s not part of any rat race. “If someone is doing good, I am happy for them. Whatever role I take up, I try and do justice to it to the best of my ability and rest, I leave it to the audience to decide. Numbers are not in my hand. If things don’t work out I work harder for the next and learn from the past,” she adds.

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First Published: Jun 30, 2017 19:00 IST