Dolly Sohi doesn’t think the web can kill TV shows, because housewives need their drama
Actor Dolly Sohi, who plays Gayatri in Meri Durga, says that the small screen has a dedicated audience. She’d also like to do a reality show, but not Bigg Boss, unlike her television peers.tv Updated: Feb 08, 2018 17:14 IST
At a time when more and more actors are experimenting with the digital medium, Dolly Sohi, aka Rano of Kalash, is happy doing work on TV. The actor shares that though she has received a few offers to work on web series, she decided to let them go as she wanted to concentrate on her television commitments.
“I couldn’t let my prior commitments suffer,” she says, adding, “No doubt the future of the Internet is bright. Why just web series? I had watched a few short films and international sitcoms, too, and loved them. They’re not just well made and have a good reach among the audience, but also, a lot of these shows and films spread awareness about important topics,” says the actor. That said, Dolly feels that the web can never replace TV in the viewers’ life.
“I don’t think people will ever completely stop watching TV shows. Housewives still want their daily dose of drama and entertainment,” reasons Dolly, who has done shows such as Bhabhi, Hitler Didi, Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev, Kalash, and Aarambh, and currently plays Gayatri in Meri Durga.
While she has been a popular face doing daily soaps, asked what has stopped her from taking up any reality shows — many of her contemporaries from television have done so — Dolly says that she hasn’t got a chance to be in one of them.
“I like comedy and dance reality shows, but good offers never really came my way. I am waiting for the right opportunity,” she says, adding that despite her interest, she’d prefer staying away from shows such as Khatron Ke Khiladi and Bigg Boss.
“I don’t want to be a part of Bigg Boss, because on the show, people start off well but during the course of it, they lose their decency and dignity. I don’t want to let the same things happen to me. Khatron Ke Khiladi, on the other hand, is too adventurous a show for me,” explains the actor.
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First Published: Feb 08, 2018 17:14 IST