Actress Amrita Prakash, best known for playing Amrita Rao’s sister in ‘Vivah’, says she enjoys working on the small screen as the quality of shows have improved and they tell interesting stories.
“TV is going back to being experimental like in the late ‘90s and early 2000s when there were shows like ‘Rishtey’ and ‘Star Bestsellers’. The shows are being shot like short films... entire series finishes in one hour,” Amrita told PTI.
Amrita has been part of several hit daily soaps like ‘Smriti’, ‘Saat Phere’, ‘Ye Meri Life Hai’ among others and off late she is doing TV series like ‘Savdhaan India’, ‘Yeh Hai Aashiqui’ and ‘Gumraah’.
“The daily soaps did become very popular as I think it was the demand of the audience. But now again we are seeing a great influx of shows in shorter format, which are backed by good scripts and tell a great story,” she added.
Besides TV, the 27-year-old actress, who entered the entertainment industry as a child, has been part of films like ‘Tum Bin’, ‘Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai’, ‘Vivaah’ among others.
She was last seen on the big screen in 2010 film ‘We Are Family’, in which she had a guest appearance.
When asked what has kept her away from films, Amrita said, “I have done films in which I have had similar roles. For a while I had a fear that I was getting typecast as I was offered the same kind of roles. I had said no to several projects because of that and I don’t know whether it was a good decision or bad.”
The actress feels she is ready to move away from doing supporting roles and play lead characters in films.
“I am in talks for a film and that is all I can say right now as nothing is finalised yet. I feel that I have come to an age where I am ready to play lead roles in films and take responsibility of a film. I can only hope for the best at the moment,” she said.
Amrita will be seen in the next episode of ‘Love By Chance’ on Bindass channel, which has been directed by ‘Dasvidaniya’ helmer Shashant Shah.
“The reason I said yes is because I am not ready to commit myself to a long running show at present. I think these shows are prefect as it is not only less time consuming but also gives you a chance to work with different people,” she said.
The episode will air tonight.