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Tanvi Thakkar: I was not allowed to audition because of my South Indian accent

TV Biwi Aur Main actor Tanvi Thakkar says she had to work on her Hindi in order to get work in television.

tv Updated: Jul 20, 2017 11:54 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
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Actor Tanvi Thakkar says she still feels that she has a Tamilian accent.

Actor Tanvi Thakkar, who has been part of shows such as Miley Jab Hum Tum, Palampur Express and Pavitra Rishta, says her journey has been fun but challenging as well. Coming from Ooty, Tanvi’s major struggle was to overcome her Tamilian accent.

“I came to Mumbai to do television shows without even knowing how to talk in Hindi, so when I used to go for auditions, initially, I would pronounce the words with a different accent. And there were so many times when I was sent back without even auditioning as they were not happy with the way I spoke. After that, I watched a lot of Bollywood movies, so that I could get my accent right,” she says.

In fact, language is still an issue for her. “I find it challenging even now. This is because I don’t understand some of the words in the script. I remember how many production houses sent me home because of this. At that time, I couldn’t say a word of Hindi and had a major Tamilian accent. Sometimes I feel that I still have it,” she says.

The actor says that she never had a role model in the industry and likes to motivate herself to perform better. “It’s tough to say who has inspired me to become an actor. I look up to a lot of actors but I don’t think that I am inspired by anybody. My melodramatic nature has inspired me to do what I have been doing. Even as a person, I am very dramatic. It’s really easy for me to express love, hate, and anger,” says Tanvi, who is seen in the show TV Biwi
Aur Main.

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First Published: Jun 25, 2017 17:10 IST