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Small screen has to be gender-balanced, says Apara Mehta

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Actress Apara Mehta, who famously played Savita Mansukh Virani in the iconic Hindi television show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", says there should be a balance between men and women in small screen entertainers.

Asked if she feels the small screen is too women dominated, Apara told IANS: "Yes, it has to be balanced... That is for a fact because it cannot be women-centric only.

"But for us actors, most of us are not going to work in films at this point... Whatever films I did were for different reasons. One was 'Devdas'. When Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself calls you, you don't ask any questions. The last I did was with Farah Khan in 'Tees Maar Khan'... So unless there is meat in a role..."

The actress, who has been a part of the small screen industry for over two decades, says there's a lot for women to do in TV shows.

"We are getting so much of meat and content... So why should I give up that content? Whether it has to be women-centric or not... that is something that needs to be a little balanced somewhere down the line," she added.

Apara is currently a part of "Bakula Bua Ka Bhoot", which airs on &TV.

--IANS

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Actress Apara Mehta, who famously played Savita Mansukh Virani in the iconic Hindi television show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", says there should be a balance between men and women in small screen entertainers.

Actress Apara Mehta, who famously played Savita Mansukh Virani in the iconic Hindi television show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", says there should be a balance between men and women in small screen entertainers.

Asked if she feels the small screen is too women dominated, Apara told IANS: "Yes, it has to be balanced... That is for a fact because it cannot be women-centric only.

"But for us actors, most of us are not going to work in films at this point... Whatever films I did were for different reasons. One was 'Devdas'. When Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself calls you, you don't ask any questions. The last I did was with Farah Khan in 'Tees Maar Khan'... So unless there is meat in a role..."

The actress, who has been a part of the small screen industry for over two decades, says there's a lot for women to do in TV shows.

"We are getting so much of meat and content... So why should I give up that content? Whether it has to be women-centric or not... that is something that needs to be a little balanced somewhere down the line," she added.

Apara is currently a part of "Bakula Bua Ka Bhoot", which airs on &TV.

--IANS

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(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Small screen has to be gender-balanced, says Apara Mehta

Actress Apara Mehta, who famously played Savita Mansukh Virani in the iconic Hindi television show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", says there should be a balance between men and women in small screen entertainers.

Asked if she feels the small screen is too women dominated, Apara told IANS: "Yes, it has to be balanced... That is for a fact because it cannot be women-centric only.

"But for us actors, most of us are not going to work in films at this point... Whatever films I did were for different reasons. One was 'Devdas'. When Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself calls you, you don't ask any questions. The last I did was with Farah Khan in 'Tees Maar Khan'... So unless there is meat in a role..."

The actress, who has been a part of the small screen industry for over two decades, says there's a lot for women to do in TV shows.

"We are getting so much of meat and content... So why should I give up that content? Whether it has to be women-centric or not... that is something that needs to be a little balanced somewhere down the line," she added.

Apara is currently a part of "Bakula Bua Ka Bhoot", which airs on &TV.

--IANS

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(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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