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Tele-actor Achint Kaur
Tele-actor Achint Kaur

Seasoned actor Achint Kaur on ‘Ranbir Rano’

There is an insane rush of soap operas on the innumerable television channels. And it has been long since people got tired of glycerine tears.

So, the channels are gradually moving away from the much hackneyed saas-bahu sagas. One such attempt is Zee TV daily Ranbir Rano (Shreya Productions) aired at 11 p.m. from Monday to Thursday.

The love story set amidst the greenery and vibrancy of Punjab is inspired from the epic love tales of Sohni-Mahiwal and Heer-Ranjha. It explores a love story that grows amidst class battles which still exists in Punjab.

Actor Achint Kaur, who portrays the role of Preet Behenji in the soap, says that though her role may seem negative at first , she has worked hard to let the character remain grey and not negative.

While promoting the serial, the artiste who has carved a niche for herself with strong and bold roles like Banegi Apni Baat and Kitty Party, says, “The reason to choose the show was because a lot of people would be able to relate to it. The show carries a message. It speaks of the baggage a lot of people carry in the name of culture, religion and rituals and how it can sometimes pose a threat for the individual living within the society.” .

Having born and brought up in a small town like Meerut, Achint can identify with the conservative way of living. Coupled with her sharp features, it helps her not just in the essaying of the character but also lends credibility to it. .

Having grown up idolising superwomen like Kiran Bedi, she wants to spread a message to all the women in the country that they need to be confident and self-respecting. And that’s why, negative or positive, her choices of roles have always been of women who are strong and determined, she says.

However, as an artist, Achint feels that the television industry should open avenues for more experiments and challenging scripts, which can do justice to the potential of the actors.

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