Ridheema Tiwari: Television offers actors much more scope to perform and grow

Actor Ridheema Tiwari, aka Maldawali of Ghulaam, says actors need to make the right choices to avoid repetition on the small screen.

tv Updated: Nov 02, 2017 20:08 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
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Actor Ridheema Tiwari played the role of Maldawali in the TV show Ghulaam.(Instagram/ridtiwari)

Ridheema Tiwari, last seen in the TV show Ghulaam alongside actors Param Singh, Niti Taylor, and Vikkas Manaktala, says that it’s not every day that an actor gets a challenging role like Maldawali. According to Ridheema, it was an enriching experience for her as there was enough scope to perform.

“Maldawali wasn’t a regular character. It was not just bold but also had several layers. While playing the role, I made sure that I got her expressions correct and worked towards making her look convincing on screen. She had both beauty and brains, and knew very well how to execute her plots and plans, be it against Rangeela, Shivani, or Veer. The positive response that I have received for the character has been satisfactory. The thought that I have at least been able to connect with my audience with the character makes me all the more happy,” says Ridheema, adding that people still refer to her as Maldawali.

Ridheema, who has been a part of shows such as Dill Mill Gayye, Sasural Genda Phool, and Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki, says, “Playing a character like Maldawali made me realise that TV also offers actors scope to perform and grow.”

Much like other actors, Ridheema also wants to avoid repeating characters. “One needs to choose roles in a way that they don’t look similar. On my part, I hate repetition. I prefer to take my time before accepting any new project; getting typecast is the last thing I want,” says the actor who started her Bollywood career with the Vidya Balan-starrer Begum Jaan.

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First Published: Nov 02, 2017 20:08 IST