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Indian TV content sometimes scares me, says Amrita Rao

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Mumbai: Actress Amrita Rao, best known for her roles in films like “Main Hoon Na”, “Welcome to Sajjanpur” and “Vivah”, says the working style of the television industry and the content depicted on it sometimes scares her.

Amrita, whose sister Preetika Rao starred in popular show “Beintehaa”, is all set make her TV debut with the forthcoming finite series “Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai”.

“When I ventured on TV, although I was senior, I saw the life of a TV actor from real close quarters. And it’s very tough especially when she (Preetika) was shooting every single day, like what we shot today is telecast the same day, so it’s scary,” Amrita said at the launch of her new show.

“I admire her she did it so beautifully so I learnt a lot from that. In a film, there are four-five highlight emotional scenes, like romantic scenes, but because in television, the journey is so long there is so much, so it’s emotionally draining as well,” she added.

Taking about the type of shows being aired on Indian TV, Amrita said: “There is negativity, wrong messages, sometimes even I get scared with the kind of content which gets popular, what all can happen watching that, like you see people poisoning each other’s plates.

However, she says that her show will be different from all the ‘saas-bahu’ sagas and would offer real emotions.

“I feel that currently we are going through a phase where television content has to be more progressive, it is in a game-changing phase, it wants to do a lot more. Numerous Bollywood actors are also seen on television in finite shows. I feel proud to debut on television with this show,” Amrita said.

Apart from Amrita, “Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai”, which will be aired on &TV starting March 7, will also feature actresses Deepti Naval, Zarina Wahab and Pallavi Joshi.


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