Actor-danseuse Sudha Chandran is shocked at how, regardless of being a well-liked selection for actuality exhibits, dance continues to be an underutilised topic on the small display screen.
“We had one dance-based show on Doordarshan — Noopur — which Hema Malini ji had touched at one point. Uske baad kissi ne aisa subject choohne ki koshish hi nahi ki,” notes the actor, who herself is an achieved Bharatanatyam artiste.
She provides, that was the one present, which navigated the trials and tribulations of an aspiring dancer from the world of Indian classical dance.
“Unfortunately, we haven’t done any dance based subjects (on television). Nobody has even thought of touching it,” says Chandran, crediting dance for grooming her to assist her grow to be a very good actor.
That is contradictory to the acceptance that dance has garnered via actuality exhibits, as Chandran factors out, “The human interest stories that come out through reality shows are loved by people so much. But I don’t understand why no channel wants to explore it as a subject, or a story of a dancer with many social elements. I don’t know the reason behind it, but I am surprised.”
The 55-year-old, who pursued her ardour for dance after dropping a leg early on in her life, feels folks nowadays are in search of reasonable content material on the small display screen.
“People want good content, not something farcical. Like, the film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, touched every heart because har kisi ke andar ke dancer hai, aur har kisi ka ek struggle hai. Kitne subjects hain jo explore hi nahi kar rahe hain,” says the actor.
With Chandran entering into manufacturing, ask her if she would you prefer to again such tales, the actor says it is going to be a giant threat for a brand new producer.
“When one big production house explores it, they have the capacity and capability to stand up to a channel. They know the tricks and ways to go about it. One new producer can’t take such a big risk,” says the actor, who’s at present seen as an anchor within the present, Crime Alert.