Is BOLLYWOOD important for TV star JenniferWinget? Actress answers
As a child, Jennifer featured in films like "Akele Hum Akele Tum" and "Kuch Naa Kaho". After starring in TV shows like "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", "Kahin To Hoga" and "Dill Mill Gayye", she was set to re-enter Bollywood with Kunal Kohli's "Phir Se" in 2015 but due to copyright issues, the film's release date kept getting pushed. It finally released on a digital platform earlier this year.
So, how important is it for her to act in a Bollywood film?
"Not very important. For me, acting is important, the medium is not," Jennifer told IANS in an email interview.
She is now looking forward to her Colors TV show "Bepannaah". It is said that the show is inspired by Rajesh Khanna's film "Kati Patang".
"Absolutely not. I don't know from where these rumours started. I have nothing to say about it because that's not true," she said.
Going by the promo of the show, her character seems to be optimistic. Did she feel the need to take up a positive character after playing a negative one in "Beyhadh"?
"I don't like the terms positive or negative as I think every person has good and bad in them. It's high time that we explore all these sides on television as humans. I do like to play different characters and Zoya was very different from the characters I have played, so that was the reason I chose it," she added.
"Beyhadh" went off air in the last quarter of 2017. It didn't take her long to accept another show.
"Why did I take up the show so early...it's because I think I am one of the lucky ones who gets these kind of opportunities and when I get one, I don't waste time in taking it up," she said.
On a related note, Jennifer rose to fame with hit show 'Dill Mill Gaye'in which she played the role of 'Ridhima'. She also acted in Star Plus show 'Saraswatichandra'. She was last seen Sony Entertainment Television's show 'Beyhadh'and played grey character 'Maya' which received immense love from the audience.
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