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Rytasha Rathore: When I decided to act, I knew I’m not the typical heroine

Badho Bahu actor Rytasha Rathore is impressing everyone with her acting. She explains why not being skinny or size zero isn’t an obstacle for her.

tv Updated: May 28, 2018 16:40 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
Rytasha Rathore,Badho Bahu,Vinay Pathak
Actor Rytasha Rathore is seen on television as Badho Bahu.

Rytasha Rathore might not fit the norms of size or beauty set and maintained by the entertainment industry, but that doesn’t stop the female lead in TV drama, Badho Bahu, from doing what she enjoys — acting. That’s all that she really cares about.

The 25-year-old actor hails from a theatre background and has trained under seasoned actors such as Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor and Faezeh Jalali. “When I decided to become an actor, I knew I am not your typical heroine but it never made me think that I can’t be an actor. It never featured as a challenge in my head and I think that’s what inspires people, to see someone who says, ‘just roll with it.” I wanted to be an actor and I became one,” says Rytasha.

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For her, being a good person holds more relevance than having the socially-accepted figure. “I did not one day wake up and decide to change people’s mind set. I never gave so much importance to the physical aspect. We are much more than the outer appeal. There is so much more beauty on the inside, a beautiful mind and heart. I know so many good looking people who are absolute a******s, so it doesn’t matter what you look like, you’ve just got to be a nice person,” says the actor, who plays a Haryanvi girl on a daily show on television.

Rytasha also starred in a short film about the struggles of a working mother. The video went viral and touched many hearts. More projects are in the pipeline, and the actor is grateful to those who appreciate her work for all the love and praise. “My next thing coming up in an online documentary. It comes out in June and I am very excited about it. There are more projects... [But] I can’t talk about anything till it happens. With God’s grace things are moving at a fine speed and I would thank my fans for that,” she says.

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First Published: May 28, 2018 16:36 IST