LAYERED preference

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Jul 2018 11:34:17


ACTRESS Shikha Talsania, who has received rave reviews for her performance in the film Veere Di Wedding, says she cannot do one-dimensional characters and prefers to have layers in her roles. Shikha, along with celebrities like Pulkit Samrat and Angira Dhar, opened up in on a television show on zoOm recently. “I cannot do one-dimensional characters. I cannot play a fat girl who is eitherjust hungry or horny and I want layers to my characters.

Give me such a character and I’ll give you a performance. You want me to play a man? Done! I’ll do it,” Shikha said. Pulkit said he is no exception to struggle. “I wanted to act since childhood and one day I told my parents that I intended to go to Bombay (Mumbai) to become an actor. After this, my father stopped talking to me for days. I was taken aback as my father was very keen toseemeasa Bollywood actor when my mother was expecting me.

“So, when I reminded him of his golden words, he told me he made a mistake. But all’s well that ends well. Now my father is super proud of me and happy with my decision.” Angira shared a similar experience wherein her then boyfriend stopped talking to her when she told him she wanted to act. “When I informed my then boyfriend about this, he reacted very strangely and dissuaded me from joining the film industry due to his apprehensions. But I followed my dream and here I am today, very proud of my decision,” Angira said.