Veteran TV and film personality, Deepshika, is back on TV screens as ‘Bavanderperi’ on kids’ fantasy show “Balveer”. The actor talks about shooting for her latest endeavour and the changing face of the entertainment industry. Excerpts:
What was your first reaction when this role was pitched to you?
The team of “Balveer” had approached me earlier for the role, but I declined then. Then when I was leaving “Honge Juda Na Hum’, they approached me again. Since my husband and kids love watching “Balveer” and I have done a lot of fantasy roles, which are always a different experience, I decided to go for it.
You mostly get negative roles. What, do you think, is the reason?
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 indicator of my strong personality that I get such dominating roles. It is always tougher to play a negative role than a positive one. Also, I’m happy that this trend in the industry has changed; there no longer are discriminations on the basis of negative or positive roles. I have no regrets of any kind about the kind of roles I have played, be they negative or positive.
You have worked extensively on television and film…
I used to juggle between television and film before the trend started, and at that time 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 the one thing that is commendable is his organisational ability. The team is very dedicated and professional with their endeavours. Working in a fantasy show is very different from working in any other environment, since all dialogue delivery and emotions are delivered against the chroma. The variation is that there is no individual or object towards which the emotions and dialogues are directed, and this makes the roles even more challenging. And despite these complications, the team manages everything impeccably and ensures that no time is wasted.
I used to juggle between television and film before the trend started, and at that time television roles were looked down upon.