It’s typically seen that the TV reveals focus extra on the younger faces. Situations like these make it arduous for seasoned actors to proceed with their roles as they search roles with an affect to quench their inventive thirst. Indira Krishnan, who is named Kumudini in Krishnadasi, though is well-versed with this example however continues to search for alternatives to showcase her expertise and flexibility. And, that’s precisely the rationale she give up the present, Yeh Hai Chahatein (YHC). She essayed the function of feminine lead’s mom Vasudha. She was sad with the best way her observe was shaping up and therefore she determined give up the present.
In an interview with BT, she opened up about her cause to give up and stated, “I was constantly in touch with the creative team and told them how unhappy I was with my track. It made no sense for me to drive all the way to Naigaon to be shown just standing or sitting in a corner. I did that for a couple of months, but it kept getting worse. Though I am the heroine’s mother, I have no involvement or interaction in the scenes. I was being underutilized. Initially, I shoot for 18-22 days in a month. It was then reduced to 15 days and eventually, to five days in March. I was just being called for functions and celebrations. There was nothing left for me to do in the show. A lot of times, I was made to feel like a prop. In fact, I was told by the team ki ‘ Aaj aapke dialogues nahi hain’. It is demeaning for a seasoned actor like me. So, after much deliberation, I decided to quit the show and put in my papers yesterday.”
She additional provides, “Many of my co-actors, too, have expressed displeasure over their tracks, but they continue to work because it ensures a steady income, especially during COVID times. My friends in the industry and co-actors advised me against quitting the show because of the same reason. But I had to take this decision for my own sanity. I can’t interfere in the creative aspect of the show, but I can speak for myself as an artist who is known to be a strong performer.”
Indira admits that the choice to give up the present was not simple particularly at a time when most actors are struggling to seek out work. “I value work and money, but I felt humiliated as an artiste. I understand that the storyline can’t always focus on you, especially when you are part of a daily soap. But I guess in YHC, there was never any track on me. It was more of a youth love story with cameos. I think I was wrongly cast,” she says, including, “Another issue is that when you are working in a daily soap, even if you are shooting for just a week in a month, people assume that your dates are blocked. So, no one approaches you for another project. That’s another reason why I quit YHC. It was time for me to move on and look for something bigger. I would definitely like to associate with the same production house again for a better role.”