Friday, July 13, 2007
Apara Mehta is a well known actress in small screens. She is re-entering the serial Saath Phere and she is also acting in Smriti Irani's home production Viruddh. Now, she speaks about the projects and her role. Excerpts from the interview:
You are re-entering Saath Phere. Are you happy with the new character that you are playing?
Yes, I am very happy. My character has turned positive and this time I am playing a blind woman, something that I have never done before.
Is the task difficult?
No, I won't say it is difficult, but it's challenging. I am on such a threshold of my career where I need to do such unconventional roles to keep myself satisfied as an actor.
What do you look for before signing a role?
I look for a good story as I feel that's the most important thing. It fuels the character and makes it powerful.
When is your character coming back in Viruddh?
It can return anytime, as daily soaps move very fast.
Viruddh is Smriti Irani's s home production and you have worked with her before. So how was the experience?
It was fabulous. We have worked together for six years so there is good understanding between us. Smriti has learned a lot from me. I like her spirit.
Which of your characters have you enjoyed playing most?
Kooki Kaki in Saath Phere and Sushant's mother in Viruddh. They are very real and are close to my heart.
Why do you think television actors do not do too well in films?
I beg to differ. Today, television is very big, as big as cinema. We are as famous as any film actor, except for the big stars. We are in every home, everyday, what could be better? So why should we even bother about cinema?