Tinaa Dattaa: I’m happy being a bahu on television
The Uttaran actor talks about her bikini pictures on Instagram. She says actors don’t get projects based on their stylish looks in photos.tv Updated: Sep 22, 2017 17:37 IST
Tinaa Dattaa is known for portraying the prim, traditional and sari-clad damsel, Ichcha, in the TV show Uttaran. So the Internet predictably went a little nuts when the actor posted some glamorous, sexy photos of herself in a bikini on Instagram. However, Tina says there was no real plan behind her posts.
“A photographer friend of mine had come down from Delhi and we had gone swimming, and we ended up clicking these pictures. They turned out to be good photos, so I put them up on social media. We didn’t plan to do a bikini shoot. Even the red bikini shoot happened by chance, as we were in Nashik (Maharastra) and that’s where we clicked those pictures. They weren’t vulgar, too loud or too bold, so I put them up on the social media,” she says.
Tinaa is glad that her photos were received well by her fans and she didn’t have to deal with any adverse reactions. She says, “I got positive reactions from everyone. There was no body shaming or other negative comments. I am happy about that.”
Actresses in television shows often play characters with conservative looks, but after their shows end, they do photo shoots in modern or western attires, sometimes even going for bold and avatars. The idea is to present looks that are close to their ‘normal’ styles or are different from the ones they’re seen in TV shows. Was that playing on Tinaa’s mind too? She says, “I love experimenting,shooting and getting myself clicked and sharing those photos on social media. These photos were for fun. Perhaps, this tactic might help in Bollywood, but in daily soaps and the television world, such bold photos don’t really help your career. Fans see you in a certain way — as a ‘sati-savitri bahu’ — on TV, and later they want to see you in a look that’s different from your on-screen avatar. But when it comes to work, experimenting with looks doesn’t bear fruit. Moreover, I am happy being a bahu on television.”
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