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Digital platform is new ticket to Bollywood, says actress Angira Dhar

Dhar's Love Per Square Foot, which premiers online on Valentine's Day, is the first Netflix original Hindi film.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: February 11, 2018 8:30 IST ]
Angira Dhar will next be seen in Love Per Square Foot

Actress Angira Dhar is quite a popular face on social media and there is no doubt in that. Angira, who is awaiting the release of her first Netflix film Love Per Square Foot, says she is a product of digital medium and feels that it is the new way to get into Bollywood.

Love Per Square Foot, which premiers online on Valentine's Day, is the first Netflix original Hindi film. Dhar, in an interview, said she owed a lot to the digital platform as her journey started with Y-films web series Bang Baaja Baarat.

"The kind of love, appreciation you get here is unadulterated, fans feel they can tell you directly anything. They don't see you as larger than life actors. People have hugged me on roads thinking it is ok. The digital platform has given me lot, I am a product of the digital medium. It is the new ticket to Bollywood," she added. Beaming with joy, Dhar said acting alongside industry stalwarts such as Ratna Pathak Shah, Supriya Pathak and Raghuvir Yadav was a great learning experience for her.

"I have seen Ratna mam onscreen, and to be with her doing the reading session was surreal. It was intimidating initially but she is very warm and giving," she said. "The people with whom I have worked are mostly from theatre, I hope I follow their process in terms of acting," she added.

Love Per Square Foot is about a couple (Dhar and Vicky Kaushal) who are in a marriage of convenience to buy a house in Mumbai. About the modern day relationships, Dhar said, "The question is, is it a relationship about convenience or you are really in love and are ready to give everything? It is always filtered with practicalities of life, that's how convoluted love has become today. I don't feel any different."

In real life, the actor has her goals set which is to focus on her career. "I would want that person to understand this. I am not ready to let this (acting) go, as it is in my forefront," she said.

(With PTI inputs)

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