Saumya Tandon reveals why she didn’t do a film after Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met
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Saumya Tandon reveals why she didn’t do a film after Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met

TV actor Saumya Tandon says that big, commercial films have become monotonous and she wants to work with new directors who are making concept films.

tv Updated: Jul 21, 2017 17:56 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Saumya Tandon,Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain,Kareena Kapoor Khan
TV actor Saumya Tandon had a small yet significant cameo in Imtiaz Ali’s 2007 film Jab we Met.

Having anchored a bunch of TV shows and currently being a part of the comedy show Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain, Saumya Tandon enjoys a crazy fan following. However, many might not remember that Saumya worked in Imtiaz Ali’s Jab we Met (2007), where she played the role of actor Kareena Kapoor Khan’s cousin, Roop. While her fans would have loved to see her more on the big screen, the actor says she “didn’t want to continue playing small roles.”

She adds, “At that time, there were only these big production houses who used to only work with established stars. And in those big films, I didn’t want to do small roles. I wanted to do something meatier and bigger.”

Actor Saumya Tandon played the role of Kareena Kapoor Khan’s cousin, Roop, in 2007 film Jab We Met.

Saumya points out that it’s only now that concept films are being made, which offer a lot of scope to new faces. “Today, you have these small budget films with interesting stories, where new actors are also given an equal chance. So now, it’s a better time to be in films as opposed to when I started off in the industry,” says the actor.

So if given a chance to work in films now, Saumya adds that she would love to work with new directors. “Commercial and big films have become a bit monotonous. These new directors have new stories to offer and I personally quite enjoy watching small films, so I’d love to act in one such [film].”

Shedding light on why she didn’t really pursue a career in films a decade ago, Saumya shares, “At that time, I happened to be in TV. I was hosting shows — almost 13 to 14 shows back to back. And somehow for all those years, I never got an offer. I was having a good time on TV and was making money too.”

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First Published: Jul 21, 2017 17:56 IST