'Bollywood gives step-motherly
treatment to TV actors'
Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Despite delivering an impressive performance
in Rituparno Ghosh's “Raincoat” in 2004, TV actress Mouli
Ganguly, says Bollywood doesn't take TV actors seriously.
not easy for TV actors to enter the Hindi film industry. They
are usually given a step motherly treatment. If you are okay
with the roles in films of a sister, aunt and such meagre
roles, then being on TV might help but it's not the same if
you want to play a key role in movies,” Mouli told IANS over
phone from Mumbai.
part of her Bollywood stint, the actress has even played a
central character in a short film, “68 Pages”, which was based
on the lives of five HIV positive individuals. Besides, she
will also be seen in a Bollywood film “It's A Man's World”
claim to fame on the small screen was her role as Shaina Sikand
on Ekta Kapoor's popular show “Kahin Kissi Roz”, after which
she played myriad roles in shows like “Sarrkar”, “Sahib Biwi
Aur Ghulam” and “Saakshi”.
feels that the audience starts associating an actor with his
character, if he plays it for a long times and it works well.
feel this is a positive thing to some extent since that way
people start recognizing you. It gives identity to an actor.
one should know when to move out of that image. Its important
to keep reinventing yourself and that'll only happen when
you don't let yourself get typecast in one kind of roles for
a long time,” she added.
was completely out of the radar for one year, when she returned
with “Aathva Vachan” on Sony entertainment television. She
is a part of the fourth season of celebrity reality dance
show “Nach Baliye”, where she has participated with her beau
“Aathva Vachan”, a show about the bond between two sisters
- one of whom is mentally unstable, Mouli plays the elder
sister. She is being appreciated for her role.
accepted the show since I had already taken a year's break.
Also, the role was short and sweet. I liked my character especially
the bond between the two sisters. If I was the audience, I
would love to see a show like this,” Mouli said.
Mouli is also enjoying her stint on “Nach Baliye 4”, which
is her first reality show. She and her partner Mazher are
receiving rave reviews from the judges for their performances.
something very new. What excites me is that on the same show
I get to wear so many moods, looks and attitudes. I can't
do that in my soaps,” Mouli said.