TV actors have small shelf life


New Delhi: Two
decades ago she was the quintessential face of Indian television industry
but actress Himani Shivpuri, who will be seen on the small screen after a
long gap, feels TV actors have small shelf life.

Shivpuri, 52,
who made her television debut with TV serial ‘Humrahi’, said
television actors need to make their presence felt otherwise the audience
easily forgets them.

"Today, television industry means pool of
young talents and if you are not active in it then there are chances that
you will be overshadowed by them. It is like newspaper where
becomes stale. They have a small shelf life and it`s necessary to make
yourself active in it," Shivpuri said.

Originally a theatre
artiste, Shivpuri feels that theatre gave the needed edge in her career as
she got her first break with it.

"Television and films came much
later into my life. I was travelling with my theatre group when I came
across Kunwar Sinha who was directing ‘Humrahi’. He approached me
after seeing a few of my performances," she said.

The actress is
currently seen in Sab TV`s family comedy show ‘I Love My India’. The
show is a family drama that revolves around Sethi Family residing in
London for several
years and now they decide to return to India.

believe, if you look closely, all of us have some relatives or friends
living abroad, who have to adjust to situations in India when they are
here. So with these kind of situations people will be able relate with the
issues closely.

With the show, we are trying to remind us of our
cultural values in an amusing way," Shivpuri said.

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