Amrita Rao rose to fame in Bollywood with successful movies like Ishq Vishk, Vivah and Main Hoon Naa. The recently married actress then played the lead in a Hindi serial Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai and in an interview to Bombay Times, she spoke at length about the show and her married life. Here are some excerpts from the interview –
I had developed cold feet initially when I was about to dive into the ‘daily soap pool’ because of the horrifying stories that I had heard of TV actors practically living, eating and sleeping on the set. But Bollywood actors do get many fringe benefits on TV. Like, my contract said 10 hours including hair and make-up, which is luxurious by TV standards.
That changed for India with one game show hosted by Mr Amitabh Bachchan. Today, the film industry is dominating non-fiction shows on TV and soon, they shall also dominate fiction. Also, channels will not just cast you because you are a movie star; it’s imperative for an actor to have a connect with the masses. I feel proud that I’m perhaps one of the first actresses from my generation to have explored this genre.
We have been incredibly occupied with our work schedules, but it (honeymoon) will happen soon.
A lot has changed most definitely and for the better.