Why the switch to television?
I am an artiste. Television is another medium which I want to explore.
Were you influenced by the success of Amitabh and KBC?
No, I got the script 18 months back. I was just waiting for the right time.
Whats the plot of Anupamaa?
I play a woman who epitomises emotional strength and character.
You identify with the character?
Anyone can identify with her. Shes the right mix of modernity and tradition.
What is the USP of the serial?
It is not about shrill women talking only of rights. We also talk about our responsibilities.
Do you think such serials actually have a positive effect?
Television can change attitudes by reinforcing a progressive outlook.
What are your other plans?
Im trying to take my play Waiting Room to West End theatre.
Are you also doing films?
I am doing an American and a Hindi film.
What is the latest on Water?
Deepa called me recently to tell me that the project has been shelved.
How did you react to it?
It was a devastating blow.
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