Actor Deepshika says that irrespective of the medium — television or films, her focus is on her character

Veteran TV and film personality Deepshika is back on TV as Bavanderperi on kids’ fantasy show Balveer. The actor talks about shooting for the show and the changing face of the entertainment industry. Excerpts from an interview.

What was your first reaction when this role was pitched to you?

When the team of Balveer first approached me for the role, I declined it. When I was leaving Honge Juda Na Hum, the team approached me again. Since my husband and kids love watching Balveer and I have done a lot of fantasy roles, I decided to go for it.

You get mostly negative roles.

It is not that I’ve always got negative roles; I’ve played a number of positive roles as well. I feel it is an indication of my strong personality. It is tougher to play a negative role than a positive one. Also, I’m happy that this trend in the industry has changed; there is no longer discrimination on the basis of negative or positive roles. I have no regrets about the kind of roles I have played.

You have worked extensively on both television and films.

I used to juggle television and film before the trend started; back then television roles were looked down upon. Now, of course, things have changed.

Which one are you keener on?

I treat both mediums equally. What matters is the role I am playing. If the role is good, then the medium hardly makes a difference.

How was the experience working with the Balveer team?

I had already worked with Vipul Shah during Comedy Circus and his organisational ability is commendable. The team is professional. Working in a fantasy show is very different from working in any other environment. There is no individual or object towards which the emotions and dialogues are directed; this makes the roles even more challenging.

Balveer airs Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. on SAB