Bollywood on backburner

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Mar 2018 09:10:34


Actress Jennifer Winget, whose debut Bollywood film as an adult didn’t have a smooth release, says acting is important to her irrespective of the medium.

As a child, Jennifer featured in films like Akele Hum Akele Tum and Kuch Naa Kaho. After starring in TV shows like Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Kahin To Hoga and Dill Mill Gayye, she was set to re-enter Bollywood with Kunal Kohli’s Phir Se in 2015 but due to copyright issues, the film’s release date kept getting pushed. It finally released on a digital platform earlier this year.

So, how important is it for her to act in a Bollywood film? “Not very important. For me, acting is important, the medium is not,” Jennifer told IANS.
She is now looking forward to her Colors show Bepannaah. It is said that the show is inspired by Rajesh Khanna’s film Kati Patang. “Absolutely not. I don’t know from where these rumours started. I have nothing to say about it because that’s not true,” she said.

Going by the promo of the show, her character seems to be optimistic. Did she feel the need to take up a positive character after playing a negative one in “Beyhadh”?
“I don’t feel the need to play anything, but as an actor it gives me an opportunity to play different characters, which I am really excited about, considering the show that I did and the character I played earlier,” she said.

“I don’t like the terms positive or negative as I think every person has good and bad in them. It’s high time that we explore all these sides on television as humans. I do like to play different characters and Zoya was very different from the characters I have played, so that was the reason I chose it,” she added.

Beyhadh went off air in the last quarter of 2017. It didn’t take her long to accept another show. “Why did I take up the show so’s because I think I am one of the lucky ones who gets these kind of opportunities and when I get one, I don’t waste time in taking it up,” she said.