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I feel dejected about my film career: Karishma Tanna

Actor Karishma Tanna says she didn’t get her due as an actor in Bollywood; is glad that she is a popular name on television.

tv Updated: Jul 24, 2016 19:24 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times
Karishma Tanna began working in TV way back in 2000.
Karishma Tanna began working in TV way back in 2000.

Karishma Tanna started her acting career in 2000 with the superhit show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. After that, she did many serials till she turned her focus towards B-Town. But things didn’t work out as expected in Bollywood, and soon, Karishma returned to the small screen with the reality TV show Bigg Boss. Here, she talks about her comeback to television, her journey so far, and more.

In the past few years, you have done three films. Two are yet to release. Do you think your film career didn’t take off as you expected it to?

I do feel a bit dejected about my film career. I am sad that it didn’t take off as expected. I didn’t get my due as an actor. I have an attractive personality and good looks. But I don’t know what went wrong? You need to stop thinking about such things and move on. Even if I don’t have a successful film career, at least I am a popular name on TV. I always see the positive side of things. You do feel negative at times, and even humiliated, but if you keep thinking about that, then your life won’t move forward. My mum tells me that you should think of people who don’t have what you have, and you will feel better. If films happen in the future, I will take them up. It is my dream to be a Bollywood actor.

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Karishma Tanna played the role of Indu Virani in hit show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. (Hotstar )

You started your TV career with a hit serial. But would you say reality TV gave your career a boost?

Doing reality TV shows in the past two years has definitely helped my career. I took a break from TV for about three-four years. During that time, I had to let go of some of the best shows that were offered to me, as I wanted to focus on films. It was believed that if youare seen too much on TV, you won’t get films. Had I continued working on TV, I might have been one of the biggest TV stars today. I don’t think I wasted my time. Films didn’t work out, but now TV is surely working out for me.

Karisma Tanna started dating Upen Patel on the reality show, Bigg Boss, in 2013. They spilt earlier this year.

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After tweeting that you and Upen Patel have broken up, he later posted that you two are back together. What is your relationship status?

Too much has been written about it. I am a private person, so I don’t want to comment on my personal life.