‘TV pays bills’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Apr 2018 11:02:22


By Kishori Sud,

Be it theatre, TV, films or web series, she has left no medium untouched to test her acting skills. However, when it comes to paying the bills, actress Aahana Kumra says it is the small screen that keep her afloat in an expensive city like Mumbai.
Listing the pros and cons of working in a web series -- a popular platform gaining momentum -- and TV, which is an evergreen medium of entertainment, Aahana told IANS: “Web series don’t bore people.”

“As an actor, you enjoy the medium, the experience, and it also also gives you the opportunities to work with the actors you want to work with. There is no restriction in terms of scripts... It is a very liberating space. But, of course, the longevity is not so much.
“It is not like TV. TV really pays your bills, makes sure you have a house in Mumbai. It gives you the kind of sustainability that you need in Mumbai,” she said.

Aahana made her small screen debut with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the TV show “Yudh”. She then essayed agent Trisha Dewan in the TV series “Agent Raghav” with actor Sharad Kelkar in 2015. She then went on to work in web series like “Inside Edge” and “It Happened In Hong Kong”, apart from a film appearance in “Lipstick Under My Burkha”.
Asked if a web series is better for actors when it comes to breaking the monotony of seeing the same people every day as these are not so time consuming, Aahana said: “It depends on who you are working with.”