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Acting in Bollywood is 'not very important' for Jennifer Winget

Jennifer is looking forward to her Colors show Bepannaah, which is inspired by Rajesh Khanna's film Kati Patang.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 18, 2018 20:24 IST ]
Jennifer Winget

Television actress Jennifer Winget who has impressed audience with her acting chops in serials says acting is important to her irrespective of the medium. The actress was all set to make her Bollywood debut in 2015 but due to some reasons that couldn't happen

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 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 feel the need to play anything, but as an actor it gives me an opportunity to play different characters, which I am really excited about, considering the show that I did and the character I played earlier," she said.

"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.

(With IANS inputs)

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