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Not looking at doing fiction shows on TV: Surveen Chawla


New Delhi: She stepped into showbiz with the TV soap opera “Kahiin to Hoga”, but actress Surveen Chawla — who has also featured in films like “Ugly” and “Hate Story 2”, says she is no longer interested in fiction shows on television.

“I have a problem with the regressive content on TV. My focus since the time I have stopped doing TV has been films, but my statement regarding me not doing TV was in context to not doing fiction on TV,” said Surveen, who will be seen in the second season of Anil Kapoor’s “24” on the small screen.

Explaining her decision to go for “24” despite not wanting to work in the fiction space, Surveen said: “’24’ is almost like a film… The whole approach, unit and team — everybody is from films. I am not looking at doing fiction on TV.”

The actress says many new shows like “Modern Family” are coming up, which she feels is a “great revelation”.

“(I’m) not being demeaning or looking down upon TV, but television is not up my alley in terms of fiction for sure… Fiction for me, apart from ’24’, is a big no no,” she added.

Surveen, who has also worked in Leena Yadav’s “Parched”, which follows the lives of three ordinary women who begin to break free from centuries-old traditions, says she would love to dabble in some work that she hasn’t done so far.

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