Television actors shoot day in and day out essaying characters that are much different from their off screen avatar. But have the two ever collided? We ask actors and actresses about the time they have presented their real selves on screen.
Himmanshoo A Malhotra: “It is the scene on my show Ek Nayi Ummed Roshini with the character Dr. Malhotra, where we had an interesting, quirky argument regarding me throwing him out for some reason. So that’s the scene where we actually had a lot of fun and the whole unit clapped for us because we actually enjoyed that scene. I won’t say that I was out of my character, but we were actually having a lot of fun in real too.”
Shakti Arora: “There was a recent scene in the courtroom where my character Ranveer Vaghela and Ishani (Radhika Madan) were fighting in front of the judge. There were many dialogues that we improvised, that weren’t a part of the script at all. We were actually taking out weak points in each other. It was such a high-energy scene. In real life too, Radhika and I fight the same way!
Deepika Singh: “My role of IPS officer Sandhya in Diya Aur Baati Hum, is such that I barely get to be myself onscreen except for the dance sequences. Recently I pretended to be drunk and dance to Hoton Pe Aisi Baat, where I get to freak out and have fun. Also the scenes where I’m shown fighting, since I’ve trained in martial arts in real life. I get to be myself there.”