I’m a teetotaller: Achint Kaur

The telly actor tells Shameem Khan that her personality gives her an edge.
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Updated on Apr 05, 2007 06:35 PM IST
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None | ByShameem Khan (HT Cafe), Mumbai

With a repertoire of roles that are far from the stifled and suffering kind, the actress has carved a niche for herself. Says Achint Kaur, “I like the fact that I have a strong personality. It gives me an edge. I can avoid the run-of-the-mill kind of roles.”

Her unconventional role in Virrudh (Sony) falls in the same league; “She’s a rebel with a cause. An alcoholic and honest, to the point of being blunt. But she’s not negative. She is aware of her father’s true colours and is trying to protect her siblings from his manipulative ways.”

Saying that the role doesn’t fall in the fixed format of grey and white, she adds, “It’s a role of a lifetime, one that’s not seen on TV these days. I’m very excited after a long time.” What went into her super-glamorous look? “We were looking for a westernised look, a Sharon Stone look. I preferred a look which was essentially me in real life. So, we stuck to skirts and evening dresses. It’s glamorous and chic, keeping my age in mind.”

She says that she had to work on her character Vedika: “I’m a teetotaller so I had to observe people who drink to enact the role well. My personal experiences with alcoholics also helped in my performance.” Apart from Virrudh, Kaur is busy with Karam Apna Apna (Star Plus) . “I’ve nothing to say about this show except that it’s alright,” remarks Kaur.

But she is gung-ho about the new show with UNICEF on Doordarshan. Based on the work of the organisation, it’s a daily soap; “I play one of the representatives of UNICEF. It’s very inspirational and is being directed by Raman Kumar.” Is she looking at films? “I’ve done films like Sur and Om Jai Jagdish. I want to play strong good character roles.

Only, I don’t seem to get the time. Neither do I know the ropes of the flm industry.” Is she happy with the work she’s doing? “It does get monotonous acting in daily soaps. It restricts me as an actor.. because the options are limited,” ends Kaur.

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