Between ‘action and cut’, medium doesn’t matter: Sakshi Tanwar

Actress Sakshi Tanwar, who found popularity through television serials and will soon be seen in Aamir Khan starrer biographical sports drama “Dangal”, says that as a performer, medium does not make any change in her acting. However, she admits the process of execution varies in TV serials and cinema.

“Between the ‘action and cut’, medium does not matter to me as an actress. I am playing a character and I am performing by following the script. Nevertheless, yes, the execution is different in cinema from television,” Sakshi told IANS here.

“If it is a daily soap, there is less chance of retakes and many scenes to shoot in a day, as opposed to cinema where we can do a scene again to reach to the perfection.”

She also said: “The story of a TV series might just change depending on the TRP (television rating point) and audience response, whereas in film the script is set. So, you are aware of the graph of the character in advance.”

Sakshi started her journey with Doordarshan by anchoring the show “Albela Sur Mela” and became popular with TV series “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii”. She says she never planned to be an actress. But it was a moment of realisation that made her continue her journey.

“When I started anchoring on TV, I had no inclination towards acting. It was rather fun and sheer happiness to earn my pocket money. However, I was shooting for a show called ‘Rajdhani’, where during the shooting, I realised that I am enjoying the process of acting and portraying a character which is different from my own self… Living someone’s life on screen.”

“I started liking that creative process,” Sakshi.

The next thing happened to her was “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii”, one of Balaji Telefilms’ most successful and long-running TV soaps in which Sakshi played the protagonist Parvati Aggarwal.

“Without even sitting and analyzing if I want to continue acting as a career or explore something else, being the lead character of the serial and committed to the project, eight years went by and it got me huge recognition and people’s love. I just became popular as Parvati Aggarwal,” she said.

However, fame never drove Sakshi to stay on in the limelight, as she took a two-year break.

“I never planned to become an actress, so there was no greed. Acting is just a part of my life. It is not my life. My profession and the popularity that I have earned from it is not ruling my mind all the time. I rule my profession,” said the Alwar-born talent who also scored a six with her other fiction show “Bade Achhe Lagte Hain”.

In “Dangal”, which is releasing on Friday, Sakshi plays the wife of superstar Aamir Khan, who essays former champion wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. The film traces how he trains his two daughters Babita and Geeta to become wrestling champions.

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