MUMBAI: Good characters turned bad or bad characters trying for redemption, every actor wants to play something different and not clichéd.
Our television medium has produced a lot of characters which are out and out positive. You harass them and beat them but the ideal bahus will never speak a word against you and will rather choose to sit in the corner and cry trying to reason out with themselves. Then comes in the negative characters that are dominating and are constantly trying to pull the innocent down with their evil motives.
Ekta Kapoor’s shows produced by Balaji Telefilms has always maintained a fine balance between the two shades and as television got progressive, she introduced more of grey shaded characters – Meaning – the characters which are not out and out negative and see the better of things at times too.
Anita Hassanandani, the czarina’s blue eyed girl has aced this space and is currently making wonders in the Balaji daily soaps – Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Naagin.
She wonderfully projects hers character in both the shows as evil and surprises us when she suddenly does things in favour of the lead character which is certainly positive. Her acting is convincing and she manages to make us hate her when she does something wrong and equally wins us over when she treads dark waters.
And the one thing we’ve noticed about the lady is that all the characters she has played so far have always been strong.
Don’t you think Anita stands out from the crowd when it comes to projecting ‘grey’ shades?