'I like doing roles that are close to reality'

'I like doing roles that are close to reality'

Achint Kaur started her career way back in 1995, and has over the years has essayed diverse roles in various television series, films and theatre productions.

Known for playing negative characters in series like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kaur says she likes doing roles that are “close to reality.”

“It can be any genre, or have any backdrop. Of course, I can fictionalise it, but I like roles which are close to being true,” says the actor who will soon be seen in 2 To Tango 3 To Jive, a play written and directed by Saurabh Shukla.

The comic play narrates the story of Parminder Singh Sethi (played by Shukla), who is going through a mid-life crisis, and how he gets tangled in a web of emotions  when three women (played by Preeti Mamgain, Sadiya Siddiqui and Kaur) enter his life.

Talking about her role in the theatrical production, Kaur tells Metrolife that it was the character, which she says “is bold in a real sense”, interested her to take it up.

“I know of such people in real life, but none of them are honest enough to accept who they are. But my character is very comfortable of who she is. She may be judged, but she is the way she is,” says the actor who has also featured in movies like 2 States and Guzaarish.

She adds that each role she does “has to be different” from what she has done in the past”. “But if you ask me to pick between grey, black or white (roles), I will say grey — because such roles are real. The part I play may be small, but that is my favourite zone,” she says.

With an experience of over two decades, Kaur has witnessed the changes the television industry has undergone. While she agrees that it has advanced technically, the actor says that the medium “has gone back in terms of thought”.

Elaborating, she says, “The kind of problems they are showing these days are the same. They are reiterating and accentuating them in a way which might not even be there. And then the entire industry is harping on the same thing, which makes it jaded and redundant. I am not saying it is wrong, but it does reach a saturation point.”

Presented by AGP World and Old World Culture, 2 To Tango 3 To Jive will be staged at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre on 30 and 31 July at 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm on both days.

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